Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1444123 (stock #CR893)
Arte Xibalba
$950.00
A massive Nicoya figural urn from Costa Rica, ca. 1100 – 1500 AD. This huge Pataky polychrome vessel is 13-3/4” high, 12” in diameter and portrays Tlaloc, the Rain God. He is depicted with protruding teeth, large double-ringed eyes and a large mouth mask. The broad rim band consists of the stylized symbols of the man-jaguar motif and there are two guilloche bands representing a pair of intertwined serpents. Intact, with good paint, strong mineral deposits and just a bit of flaking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1444122 (stock #CC141)
Arte Xibalba
$525.00
A lovely Cocle frutero from Panama, ca. 600 – 800 AD. This Joaquin Polychrome type pedestal bowl is 10-1/2” in diameter and 5-5/8” high. Its quartered design depicts Supernatural Serpents, a motif characteristic of the Conte style. Painted in red, black and purple over cream slip. Typical restored breaks, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Helms “Creations of the Rainbow Serpent”, plate 7, for similar from Miami's Lowe Museum of Art.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1444121 (stock #MO2290)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A fine Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. This lovely orangeware vessel is 9-1/4” high and is decorated with circular designs that represent the mantle ornaments of the elite. Intact, with strong mineral deposits on the nicely burnished slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1444120 (stock #NI169)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
A large Nicoya figural vessel from Nicaragua, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 7” high. 7-1/4” wide and depicts an individual with one hand held to the side of his head, with the other resting on the outstretched leg. The face is nicely detailed, painted designs are used to indicate clothing and jewelry and there are rattles in the hollow legs. Overall in good condition, with vivid paint, strong mineral deposits, minor slip loss and a small repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1443551 (stock #VA165)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A pair of Valdivia “Venus” figures from Ecuador, ca. 3500 – 1500 BC. The seated Phase III example is 2-1/4” high and the standing Phase IV example is 2-1/2” high. Both have the hair style characteristic of the type, strong mineral deposits and a restored leg.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1443550 (stock #EC201)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A set of five rare Machalilla figures from Ecuador, ca. 2000 – 1200 BC. They range from 1-3/8” to 2-3/8” in length and include both male and female examples. All are decorated with the characteristic puncture incising. Nice examples with good mineral deposits. The group comes displayed in a Riker mount.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1443549 (stock #CP148)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Chupicuaro figural vessel from Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. It is 5-5/8” high, 4” in diameter and has a nicely detailed head protruding from the flared rim. The eyes retain white stucco and the ear ornaments are highlighted with red, matching the red slip is covering the top of the chamber. The vessel is intact and has extensive root marks and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1443548 (stock #CH445)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A large Chimu pectoral from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. It consists of 32 pieces, 10 rings and 22 figural forms, each made of silver. They are perforated for suspension or attachment to the mantle of an elite individual. The pieces are lightly attached to heavy black fabric, with the layout measuring 22-1/2" x 16", with lots of extra textile to make framing easy. Great display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1443545 (stock #LA429)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A pair of rare Lambayeque (Sican) miniature sandals from Peru, ca. 700 - 1300 AD. These fine votive offerings are 1" long, are made from silver with touches of gilding. Wonderful example of an important funerary offering.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1443176 (stock #TI47)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A large Tiahuanaco kero from Bolivia, ca. 200 - 800 AD. This boldly painted Yamparaez style example from the Sucre area is 7-3/4” high, 6” in diameter and is decorated with abstract geometric designs. These vessels were most likely used to consume chicha during festivals and ceremonial rites. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1443175 (stock #VA130)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An excellent Valdivia ceremonial hacha from Ecuador, ca. 3500 – 1500 BC. This finely made example is 6-7/8” long, 5-5/8” 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 #1443174 (stock #MA989)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A superb Maya cylinder from the Sula Valley of Honduras, ca. 600 - 900 AD. This highly burnished blackware example is 6-1/4” high, 5-1/4” in diameter and is carved with volute design patterns similar to the "false glyph" designs on the famous alabaster vessels from that region. A beautiful piece in great condition, with stucco remnants in the grooves and just a barely visible hairline crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1443050 (stock #AI160)
Arte Xibalba
$105.00
A collection of 12 Native American and Pre-Columbian arrowheads, including nice Woodland period Maya and Teotihuacan examples. The largest is a 3” long translucent Adena point and the other large point is a Thebes type made from translucent sugar quartz. A nice variety of different types.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1441635 (stock #MO2266)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A fine Moche III warrior figure from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. It is 6-3/4” high and portrays a seated warrior holding a shield in his left hand. The right fist is curled, with an opening in the center, which once held a weapon, most likely a club. The club he is now holding has an ancient copper mace head mounted on a modern shaft. He is wearing an incised tunic and is adorned with large ear ornaments. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1441445 (stock #NA216)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A fine Carchi (Nariño) vessel from Ecuador, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This lovely Capuli type jar is 5 inches in diameter and is decorated with the characteristic negative resist painted designs. Intact, with good mineral deposits. NA216
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1441195 (stock #XVC1)
Arte Xibalba
$1,250.00
A beautiful Vera Cruz figure from Mexico, ca. 300 – 600 AD. This large Remojades type female is 10-3/4” high and is posed seated, with hands resting on the crossed legs and oddly elongated thumbs. She is wearing a long skirt and is adorned with ear ornaments and a necklace. In excellent condition, with fine facial features and extensive chapopote décor. Strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440970 (stock #EC208)
Arte Xibalba
$50.00
A sweet LaTolita figure from the Santiago River area of Ecuador, ca. 500 BC - 500 AD. Its is 1-5/8" high and depicts a seated individual with one hand held to the head and the other resting on the knee. Intact, with the surface erosion typical of river/beach finds, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1440969 (stock #ST87B)
Arte Xibalba
$60.00
An excellent Maya celt from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 1000 AD. It is 4-1/2" long and is carved from dark green, speckled hardstone. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, extensive usage.