Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1440511 (stock #SB156)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A nice Olmecoid or Mezcala greenstone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1200 - 400 BC. It is 2-3/8" wide, is made from beautiful speckled jadeite and has a deep groove on the front. Highly polished and perforated for suspension.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1440510 (stock #XNZ5)
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On Hold
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A special Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 400 AD. It is 8” in diameter and features a band of ten symbols depicting maize as a stylized representation of the Corn God. The interior of this thin-walled beauty retains some of the linear décor, a very rare feature. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Museum deaccession.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 166.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1440509 (stock #VA140)
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Sale Pending
A rare Valdivia stone container from Ecuador, ca. 3500 - 1500 BC. This fine jar is 1-7/8" in diameter and is carved from a dark gray stone. In perfect condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440283 (stock #CO1313)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1440282 (stock #ST78)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A trio of Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. They range from 1-5/8" to 2-1/8" long and are made from highly polished light green and black stone. These examples are votive pieces called "Tears of the Gods" and were thrown into the fields as offerings to agricultural deities.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1440281 (stock #CO1539)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
An excellent Colima mold from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. It is 2-1/2" long and created a beautifully detail head of a fox. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1440280 (stock #PE66B)
Arte Xibalba
$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)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1440278 (stock #EC196)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An excellent Tuncahuan pedestal bowl from Ecuador, ca. 500 BC – 500 AD. It is 8” in diameter and is decorated with star-like design element quartering the tondo. It is painted in the characteristic red over cream slip and is set off with typical negative resist designs. The exterior of the vessel features linear décor. Intact, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440091 (stock #H615)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A large Teotihuacan head from Mexico, ca. 400 - 650 AD. This fine Xolalapan type is 2-3/4" high and depicts an individual adorned with a necklace. Good mineral deposits, mounted on stand.

Cf. Berrin "Teotihuacan", page 234.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1440089 (stock #SS466)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1440088 (stock #SB287)
Arte Xibalba
$65.00
A pair of choice Tairona crystal beads from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. The first is a 2-3/8” long, bi-conically drilled, tubular bead/pendant. The second is a 7/8” long “bullet” type pendant. Both are clear and translucent.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1910 item #1439919 (stock #AF300)
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 #1439735 (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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1439733 (stock #NY259)
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SOLD
A lovely Nayarit platform scene from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. It is 3” long, 3” high and depicts a pair of individuals seated atop a platform, holding a large vessel between them. Much of the painted elements, such as facial details and a necklace, remain intact over the cream slip. Strong mineral deposits, minor repair. Ex Stendahl Gallery - Hollywood, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1439576 (stock #H600)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
An exceptional Milagro-Quevedo head from the north coast of Ecuador, ca. 700 – 1500 AD. This superbly sculpted example is 3” wide and depicts an individual adorned with an ornament studded headband, large nose ring and multiple ear ornaments. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits. Mounted on stone base.

Cf. Marcos Pino “Ecuador Antiguo”, page 64.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1439575 (stock #MO602)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1439574 (stock #CO1445)
Arte Xibalba
$135.00
An excellent Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This standing male is 4-5/8” high and is posed with arms crossed over the chest. He is wearing a loincloth with sashes and incised designs and is adorned with a necklace and ear ornaments. Intact, good mineral deposits. $135