Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1454547 (stock #IV438)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A nice Gandharan stone oil lamp from the Indus Valley, ca. 3rd – 4th Century AD. This nicely detailed example is 3-1/2” long, 2-5/8” wide and is carved from the gray schist characteristic of the area. It is decorated with incised linear designs along the rim and has small flanges extending from the chamber. Heavy mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1454437 (stock #LU394)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A pair of Sassanian seals, ca. 2nd to 5th Century AD. The first is a bronze example, 14 mm wide and depicts a bull. The second is a rose quartz intaglio, 11 mm long and depicts a human figure. $75
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1454433 (stock #NI169)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1454431 (stock #CR943)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An excellent Nicoya censer from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 12” long and the dish with serrated rim is 7” in diameter. The handle is hollow, contains rattles and terminates in a serpent head. In exceptional condition, with strong mineral deposits and root marks.

Cf. Sackler Collection “Art of Costa Rica”, page 246.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1453906
Arte Xibalba
$105.00
A trio of Gandharan stone figures from the Indus Valley, ca. 4th – 6th Century AD. They range from 2-1/4” to 3-3/4” high and are carved from the blue-gray schist typical of the area. The first depicts a figure with hands held in prayer, the second is wearing a draped garment that retains much of its red decorative paint and the third is a nicely detailed torso showing a beautiful draped and belted garment. All are individually mounted.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1453701 (stock #CY325)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A lovely Chancay textile from Peru, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This beautiful tie-dyed gauze panel measures 19-1/2” x 18-1/2” and features intricate design patterns. Intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1453557 (stock #MT70)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An excellent Ticoman molcajete from West Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. This beautiful grinding bowl is 9-1/2” in diameter, 3-3/4” high and stands on a trio of rattle legs. It is decorated with a pair of large panels with linear designs that are separated by two glyphic elements. Intact, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1453446 (stock #GR17C)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
An excellent Hellenistic spindle bottle, ca. 300 BC - 200 AD. This elegant form is 6” high and has a slender body with widely flared rim. Intact, with strong mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1453338 (stock #IV619)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An exceptional Gandharan stucco head from the Indus Valley, ca. 4th - 5th Century AD. This choice example is 3-1/2” high and portrays a Bodhisattva with elongated ears and pierced lobes, wearing an ornate, gem-studded headdress. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits and retaining traces of red pigment typical of the Hadda types. Mounted on stand.

Cf. Pal “Indian Sculpture”, page 221.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1453332 (stock #SB222G)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A group of 10 Tairona crystal pendants from Colombia, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. These choice examples are 5/8" to 3/4" long and are translucent. Nice set of different forms.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1453331 (stock #GV81)
Arte Xibalba
$50.00
A trio of rare Gallinazo-Viru pendants from Peru, ca. 1 – 100 AD. They are 7/8" long and depict miniature water bottles. Two retain the linear resist décor characteristic of the type. Intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1453056 (stock #XCL3)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An exceptional Tairona pouring vessel from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 8-1/4” high and features a bat emerging from the chamber. The small pouring spout is intact and a decorative element encircles the broad neck. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1453053 (stock #MO2290)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
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 : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1453052 (stock #SS531)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A fine Maya stamp seal from Guatemala, ca. 300 – 600 AD. It is 2-1/8 inches in diameter and depicts a monkey deity. Monkeys were revered and credited with teaching the Maya how to write glyphs. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1452924 (stock #B226)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A lovely strand of Hellenistic and/or Roman beads, ca. 1st – 4th Century AD. The strand is 20” long and consists of various types of stone and glass beads.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1452921 (stock #SS457)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A unique Colima sello (roller seal) vessel from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 2-3/8” long, 1-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with a deeply carved chevron design typical of the Las Tunas types. In addition to being a fine sello, it is also a vessel, most likely used for snuff. The rim is double perforated for attachment of a cover. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.

Cf. Enciso “Design Motifs of Ancient Mexico”, page 2.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1453775 (stock #C35)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A beautiful Han Dynasty granary from China, c. 206 BC – 220 AD. This excellent example is 10” high, with a roof diameter of 7-3/4” and stands on a trio of zoomorphic legs. It is covered with a lovely glossy green glaze that has oxidized into various shades of yellow-green in areas. The roof is designed to resemble tiles and horizontal incised bands divide the body into three sections. Intact, with good mineral encrustation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1453702 (stock #IN750)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A large Inca aribalo from Peru, ca. 1300 – 12500 AD. This fine orangeware example is 9-3/4” high, 7” in diameter and is decorated with red pigment in the spout, flared rim and loop handles. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.