Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1452843 (stock #MO2231)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Moche IV bottle from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. This nice single-spout vessel is 8-1/2” high and is decorated with a monkey holding a mesh basket painted in white kaolin over the burnished red slip. Intact, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1452392 (stock #MA2267)
Arte Xibalba
$60.00
A fine Maya stone axe from Guatemala, ca. 500 - 1000 AD. It is 3-7/8" long, 2-1/2" wide and is carved from dark green hardstone. Nicely polished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1447343 (stock #MA2176)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
MA2176 – A rare Maya fish bowl from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This fine pedestal bowl is 8-1/4” in diameter, with the appliquéd head, tail and fins projecting outward from the rim. The head and tail are beautifully detailed and the vessel has strong mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1446813 (stock #CO1101)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An exceptionally large Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. It is 11" high and most likely depicts a ballplayer as indicated by the broad belt and headdress. He is adorned with a necklace, bracelets, perforated ears and a fancy headdress on the elongated head that is characteristic of the Tecoman types. Intact, with good mineral deposits.

Cf. Leyenaar "Von Küste Zu Küste", page 177.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1444948 (stock #JA345)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 1 - 250 AD. This lovely Cuisillos example is 5" high and depicts a pregnant female, with hands grasping the heavy belly and the hollow belly button acting as the firing hole. The figure is intact, appears to have been in a fire in antiquity (perhaps ritual burning), has good mineral deposits and extensive calcified roots overall.
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 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.