Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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 : 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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1419738 (stock #JM979)
Arte Xibalba
$600.00
A superb Jamacoaque platform group from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. It is 7” wide and depicts a pair of shamans inside a corral, flanked by a pair of birds. They are wearing elaborate feline masks and headdresses and extensive ceremonial regalia indicative of an important transformation ritual. Each shaman is adorned with a broad necklace, large chest pectoral, long ear ornaments, matching bracelets and layered garments. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1419144 (stock #R344)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A lovely Roman bronze eagle, ca. 1st – 3rd Century AD. It is 1” high and is depicted posed on the hand of Jupiter. Nicely detailed, nice patina. Mounted on clear base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1417149 (stock #AF297)
Arte Xibalba
$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 #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 #1417104 (stock #CR837)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
An excellent ceremonial metate from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1500 AD. This fine tetrapod example is 6-1/2” long, 5-1/4” wide and stands on four superbly carved feline heads. Each head is portrayed with prominent eyes and pointed ears. Intact, with strong mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1417103 (stock #JM978)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
A choice Jamacoaque figure from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. This rare example is 4-1/2” high and is mounted on a rectangular platform. It depicts a seated man grasping his malformed foot, perhaps in a gesture of pain. He is ornately adorned with large matching bracelets, a belt and chest pectoral, as well as ear and nose ornaments. Intact, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1415627 (stock #OL30)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
An excellent Olmec snuff spoon from Guatemala, ca. 1000 - 500 BC. This rare example is 4-1/4" long and is made from light green jade. The long bar is grooved and the three extensions all have shallow indentations drilled. Nicely polished, strong mineral encrustation. Mounted on custom stand.

Cf. "The Olmec World", page 305.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1414863 (stock #MA1839)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Maya glyph bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This nice brownware example is 6-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with a band of deeply carved flint glyphs over a base of vertically fluted panels. Nice example with cinnabar in the glyphs and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1414527 (stock #CY323)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413985 (stock #MO1706C)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A group of 5 Moche bells from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. These copper clam-shell type bells are 1” in diameter and are perforated at the top for suspension. Most likely used as mantle décor for a member of the elite or a rattle bracelet for a ceremonial dancer. Nice examples.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1413976 (stock #MA797)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
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 : 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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413026 (stock #ST98)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A choice Maya celt from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 600 AD. It is 4-5/8" long and is made from speckled hardstone. It retains a sharp, highly polished bit, an unusual pointed butt end and shows good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1413019 (stock #CO941)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
An excellent Colima serpent bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This beautifully made, thin-walled vessel is 7-1/4” in diameter, 4-1/2” high and is decorated with a trio of coiled serpents. Intact, with highly burnished slip and strong mineral deposits.
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 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.