Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1389284 (stock #PNG92)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
An excellent carver's stool from the April River area of Papua New Guinea, early 1900's. It is 14-1/2” long and is nicely carved on all sides. A well-detailed fox head surrounded by geometric designs decorates one side, while a typical tribal symbol covers the other. The seat itself is surrounded by a serpent design. Lovely patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1424885 (stock #NZ721)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A choice Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 500 – 600 AD. It is 5-3/4” in diameter and features a star design with an unusual central dot, which turns it into a phytomorphic motif. One interpretation of the motif is that it represents a bisected San Pedro cactus, highly prized for its hallucinogenic properties. The walls of the bowl are decorated with alternating black and white linear décor, perhaps representing the spines of the cactus. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394892 (stock #CV225)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A lovely Chavin stone bowl or mortar from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This choice example is 2-7/8” in diameter and is carved from fine-grained, light brown stone. Beautifully polished and extensively used. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1411283 (stock #MO2192)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
An excellent Moche greenstone amulet from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 1-3/4” high and depicts a cargador grasping the tumpline straps supporting the burden on his back. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1432205 (stock #CH2066)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A nice Chimu canteen from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This nicely detailed jug with intact loop handle is 6-1/8” high and features a shaman transformed into a serpent on one side and a group of sea birds on the other. Intact, nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1354771 (stock #CC129)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A fine Cocle miniature frutero from Panama, ca. 1000 - 1300 AD. This lovely Parita style pedestal plate is 2-1/2” in diameter and is elaborately decorated with zoomorphic designs, geometric patterns on the flared base and even has a painted underside. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1422956 (stock #CO1298)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
An excellent Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This standing male is 8-3/4” high and depicts a dancer. He is portrayed in the traditional position and is adorned with a necklace, incised clothing, perforated ears and ornamental bands on the elongated head. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits and root marks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1427379 (stock #CO1618)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A fine Pihuamo figure from Colima, West Mexico, ca. 100 BC – 250 AD. It is 4-1/2” high and depicts a seated female, with legs spread and hands resting on her thighs. She is adorned with two headbands, large ear spools and a pair of bracelets. Intact, with strong mineral deposits on the nicely burnished red slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1386160 (stock #CO1293)
Arte Xibalba
$160.00
An adorable Colima maternal figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 3-3/4” high and depicts the mother cradling an infant in her lap. Both are adorned with identical headdresses. Intact, with good mineral deposits and root marks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1377561 (stock #ST87)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A pair of Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. One is 5-1/8" long and is made from highly polished black stone. The other is 4-1/2" long and is made from nicely polished, speckled greenstone, probably serpentine. Both have good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1413378 (stock #PE77E)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
An excellent Chancay comb from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare weaving tool is 4-1/2” long, 2-1/4” wide. Beautifully made from split reed, most likely Carrizo, with flattened points on both sides. This rare textile weaving tool is bound with the brown and tan braided thread typical of Chancay textile manufacture and retains a small handle. Choice example, with lots of alpaca hair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1427558 (stock #CR879)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A lovely Nicoya polychrome bowl from the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1350. This fine Papagayo Polychrome vessel is 5-3/4” in diameter and features a mythical avian creature in the tondo. Red and black linear décor covers the walls inside and out. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits and just a small, stabilized pressure crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1431879 (stock #DI43)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
An exceptional Diquis maternal figure from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This lovely pair is 4-5/8” high and depicts a seated female cradling her infant in her right arm. She is decorated with designs indicating her clothing and ritual décor on her face. Intact, with strong paint and mineral deposits.

Cf. Stone “Pre-Columbian Man in Costa Rica”, page 104.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1432204 (stock #CR854)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A lovely Nicoya tripod dish from the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This fine Papagayo Polychrome example is 4-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with nested triangle designs executed in black and red over the cream slip. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1940 item #1331193 (stock #AF167)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A superbly carved Hemba fly whisk from the D.R. Congo region, ca. early 20th century. Overall length is 13”, with the hollowed out head designed to hold another object. Lovely patina from extensive usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1412559 (stock #IN568)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
An excellent Inca club head from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This fine full-groove example is 2-1/2” long, is carved from speckled hardstone and has an unusual indentation on one end.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422390 (stock #NZ728)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
An unusual Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 500 AD. This thin-walled vessel is 4-3/4” in diameter and is quartered with red and black panels. The sides are slightly indented to make it easier to grasp in one hand, likely making this a drinking vessel. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1427382 (stock #CP144)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A fine Chupicuaro polychrome tripod dish from Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. It is 3-1/2” in diameter and stands on a trio of mammiform legs that are decorated with intricate design patterns. The hollow legs contain rattles and the scalloped rim is set off with linear décor. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.