Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1389776 (stock #AF226)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
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 17” high, 12” 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1426653 (stock #MO1143)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A lovely Moche florero from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This finely made vessel is 6” high, 7-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with intricate geometric designs covering the widely flared interior. The exterior is completely painted with circular designs in a negative manner. Strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1419742 (stock #NZ724)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Nazca olla from Peru, ca. 200 – 400 AD. This fine globular vessel is 5-1/2” in diameter and depicts worms attacking six peppers portrayed with anthropomorphized faces. They are painted in black, orange, red and yellow over white slip. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 162.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1417105 (stock #NZ725)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A gorgeous Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 300 AD. This large bowl is 7” in diameter, 3-3/4” deep and is decorated with a series of tied bags thought to represent leather bags containing shamanic paraphernalia. All are painted in a variety of earth tones over red slip. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 175.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1419744 (stock #VA129)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
An excellent Valdivia ceremonial hacha from Ecuador, ca. 3500 – 1500 BC. This finely made example is 6-1/8” long, 4-1/4” wide and is made from beautifully speckled greenstone. The piece is nicely polished and has good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1356860 (stock #MO2010)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A fine Moche Sacred Mountain scene from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 4-1/2" high and depicts Ai Apaec emerging from the mountains. He is nicely detailed and is adorned with serpents coiled around the mountain peaks. Good paint and mineral deposits.

Cf. Giersz "El Mundo Sobrenatural Mochica", page 167, for nearly identical examples from the Herrera Museum, perhaps from the same mold or matrix.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1360348 (stock #JA211)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1426188 (stock #IV549)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A beautiful Gandharan stucco head from the Indus Valley, ca. 4th - 5th Century AD. This superbly detailed sculpture is 2-3/4” high, is masterfully carved from stucco and depicts a young man with beautifully detailed coif. Traces of red pigment typical of the Hadda types are visible in his hair. In exceptional condition. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1427404 (stock #CR847)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A lovely Nicoya figure from Costa Rica, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This rare Chaco Black on Red example is 5-3/4” high and depicts a female, seated with legs crossed and hands holding the belly. She is adorned with a segmented appliqué necklace and the characteristic body décor encircling the breasts, on the shoulders and face. The spine is protruding along the back. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. >P> Cf. “Art of Costa Rica”, page 75.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1429183 (stock #ZP112)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A fine Zapotec deity figure from Oaxaca, Mexico, ca. 1 – 500 AD. This solid figure is 6-7/8” high and depicts a seated zoomorphic deity wearing a fancy headdress composed of plumes and the head of an Old-Man God. The deity is further adorned with a large necklace and ear spools. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1430803 (stock #CH2061)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An eerie Chimu copper maskette from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 3-1/4” high and depicts a skull-like visage with deeply sunken eye sockets and fangs in the open mouth. Strong mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1230084 (stock #MO1228)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Moche bracelet or wrist armor from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 3” wide, 7-1/2” long and is made from silvered copper, with two perforations for attachment.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1406358 (stock #MO1569)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A superb Moche shell vessel from Peru, ca. 500 - 700 AD. This fine orangeware effigy piece is 5" high and depicts a seashell. It is decorated with a large number of nacre inlays, as well as rare purple pigment. A rare type in excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1412558 (stock #NA173)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A large Nariño vessel from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This rare example from the Capuli cultural complex is 7” in diameter and is elaborately decorated with the characteristic black-on-red resist painted designs. It has an unusual square base and intact suspension loops. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.

Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 143.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423864 (stock #GV74)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Gallinazo-Viru canchero from Peru, ca. 1 - 100 AD. This rare ceremonial water dipper is 10-3/4" long; its lentoid chamber is 7" in diameter and is extensively decorated with the traditional negative resist designs characteristic of the type. The tapered handle is elegantly curved and the burnished red slip shows extensive mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1428025 (stock #JA378)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. This nicely sculpted Ameca example is 4-1/4” high and depicts a seated hunchback. He is posed with hands resting on his knees and is adorned with a headdress and bracelets. Intact, with good paint and strong dendrites.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1430568 (stock #CP147)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Chupicuaro figural vessel from Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. It is 5-1/4” high, 4-1/4” in diameter and has a nicely detailed head protruding from the flared rim. The red slip has remnants of linear décor and shows nice root marks and mineral deposits. Intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1431880 (stock #CH2060)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A sweet Chimu avian vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This fine blackware effigy is 7” long, 5” high and depicts a duck floating on water. It is intact, nicely burnished and shows good mineral deposits.