Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1443046 (stock #IV592)
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$300.00
A choice Gandharan stucco head from the Indus Valley, ca. 4th - 5th Century AD. This superbly detailed sculpture is 3” high and portrays a serious looking individual with a flowing beard and wavy hair surrounding a bald crown. The eyes are deeply set and his forehead is wrinkled. In excellent condition, good mineral deposits. Mounted.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1443045 (stock #AF225)
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$375.00
A huge Bwoom Helmet mask from the Bushoong Kuba people of the D.R. Congo. According to legend, Bwoom was sent to Earth by his father (the great God Woot), to establish the Kuba kingdom. This enormous example is 15” high, 11-1/2” wide and is masterfully carved. The face is decorated with inlaid beads and has a finely polished patina. An impressive example with great presence. Comes with custom stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1443044 (stock #AF302)
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$105.00
A trio of deadly-looking spear heads from the Congo region, early 1900’s. These fine examples are 4-3/4” to 5-1/2” long, are made from iron and feature a prominent mid-rib, hollow shaft and sharp barbs. Nice set of uncommon points.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1441593 (stock #IV427)
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$300.00
A beautifully decorated Gandharan pouring vessel or oil lamp from the Indus Valley, ca. 3rd – 4th Century AD. It is 3-1/2” in diameter, 4-3/4” long and is carved from the dark gray schist characteristic of the region. It is fully decorated with deeply incised circular designs and shows good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1441196 (stock #NA228)
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A lovely Nariño olla from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This finely made vessel is 6” in diameter and is decorated with vertical stripes in an alternating pattern. Intact, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440970 (stock #EC208)
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$50.00
A sweet LaTolita figure from the Santiago River area of Ecuador, ca. 500 BC - 500 AD. Its is 1-5/8" high and depicts a seated individual with one hand held to the head and the other resting on the knee. Intact, with the surface erosion typical of river/beach finds, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1440969 (stock #ST87B)
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$60.00
An excellent Maya celt from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 1000 AD. It is 4-1/2" long and is carved from dark green, speckled hardstone. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, extensive usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440283 (stock #CO1313)
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$75.00
A beautiful Colima bed from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. It is 4-1/2" long, 2" wide and featured a nicely decorated headrest. These beds were funerary pallets used to hold a body as it was lowered into a shaft tomb. Rare find. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1440280 (stock #PE66B)
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$50.00
A pair of miniature leather sandals from Southern Peru, most likely Chancay. They are 2" long and were votive funerary offerings for an infant.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1440279 (stock #CO1589)
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$40.00
An unusual miniature vessel from Colima, West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. It is 2" high and is adorned with an applique knot design. Strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1440089 (stock #SS466)
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An excellent Manteno stamp from Ecuador, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. It is 1-1/8" wide and depicts an unusual avian motif featuring a pair of confronted birds in a complex design, perhaps meant to be a butterfly. Rare type in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1910 item #1439919 (stock #AF300)
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$60.00
A deadly-looking spear head from the Congo region, early 1900’s. This fine example is 5” long, is made from iron and features a prominent mid-rib, hollow shaft and barbs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1439735 (stock #MA797)
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A large Maya cylinder vase from Jutiapa in southern Guatemala, ca. 600 - 900 AD. This elegant creamware example is 9-3/4" high, 6-1/2" wide at the flaring rim and is decorated with a trio of deeply incised Water Birds. The large birds are executed in fine detail and remnants of rare negative resist paint are still visible. The rim band consists of molded glyphs, a characteristic type for vessels from Jutiapa. Overall in excellent condition, with a couple of superbly restored stress cracks.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1439575 (stock #MO602)
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$350.00
A beautifully executed Moche phytomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 7" long, 6" high and depicts a melon topped with a widely flared spout. The highly burnished orange slip is accented with linear décor and shows good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1439047 (stock #IN740)
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IN740 – A beautiful Inca aribalo from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This fine Imperial Inca example with widely flared rim is 8-1/4” high and is decorated with the intricate designs characteristic of the type. Painted in black and red over orange slip. Intact, with good mineral deposits.

Cf. Sawyer “Mastercraftsmen or Ancient Peru”, page 107.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1439046 (stock #JA211)
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A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This lovely example is 5” high and depicts a seated male. He is wearing a beautifully decorated poncho that is draped over his knees. He is adorned with a headband, as well as nose and ear ornaments. Strong paint, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Prehistorical item #1438794 (stock #MO2217)
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$375.00
An excellent Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 7-1/4” high and has a lentoid chamber that is covered with circular designs representing the ornaments found on the mantles of the elite. They are painted in cream over the nicely burnished orange slip. Intact, strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1436168 (stock #CH2058)
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A large Chimu vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 9” high and features the sculpture of a man paddling a reed boat (tule). The nicely burnished chamber is decorated with panels of typical wave designs over other symbols. Intact, with good mineral deposits.