Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1970 item #1355347 (stock #AI145)
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A fine blow gun dart kit from the Amazon region of Brazil. It is 9-1/2” long, is made from bamboo with a bark lid and is filled with darts. The hollow gourd is filled with fiber (cotton?) used to wrap the darts and is attached to the nicely woven strap.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1970 item #1386188 (stock #OC31)
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$75.00
A well-used lime container from Timor. It is 7-1/2” long and is made from two sections of bamboo. It is elaborately decorated with intricately incised figural and geometric designs. The container has a lovely patina from extensive handling and contains remnants of lime.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1337992 (stock #PNG77)
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$85.00
A trio of ear plugs from Papua New Guinea. They range from 2-1/2” to 3-3/8” in diameter and are made from coconut. Each is decorated with a nicely carved design. A rare find in this condition, all with intact stems. $85
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1389284 (stock #PNG92)
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1389776 (stock #AF226)
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1940 item #1331193 (stock #AF167)
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$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 : African : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1417149 (stock #AF297)
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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 : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1027666 (stock #CH888)
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$850.00
An exceptional Chimu wood staff from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare example is 22-1/2” long and features a nicely detailed head topped with a large flared element. The carving is surrounded by multiple bands of delicate pyro-incised designs. In superb condition, fine patina, mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1363403 (stock #MZ80)
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$400.00
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1412558 (stock #NA173)
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$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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1412559 (stock #IN568)
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$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 : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1413378 (stock #PE77E)
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$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 : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1414527 (stock #CY323)
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$75.00
A fine Chancay textile panel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. It is 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" and most likely was a decorative corner from a mantle. This lovely fragment depicts intertwined fish and has nicely contrasting colors and textures. Lightly basted to modern fabric, ready for framing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1426182 (stock #CY524)
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$50.00
A cute Chancay bird from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This adorable fragment is 2-3/8” long, has nice paint and strong mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1427558 (stock #CR879)
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$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 : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1430803 (stock #CH2061)
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$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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1430984 (stock #CR869)
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$100.00
A lovely Diquis polychrome vessel from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This fine double-chambered example is 5-1/4” long, the chambers are 2-5/8” in diameter and are decorated with linear and geometric designs. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Stone “Pre-Columbian Man in Costa Rica”, page 117.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #49586 (stock #NY26)
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!!! STOLEN !!!
This figure was stolen on December 11, from the Bella Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass., where it was part of a collection being exhibited.

A gorgeous Nayarit polychrome male, 6" tall. This Ixtlan del Rio variant, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD stands on bifurcated feet and is lavishly painted overall. An excellent example. Intact.