Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1027666 (stock #CH888)
Arte Xibalba
$850.00
An exceptional Chimu wood staff from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare example is 22-1/2” long and features a nicely detailed head topped with a large flared element. The carving is surrounded by multiple bands of delicate pyro-incised designs. In superb condition, fine patina, mounted on stand.
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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1432204 (stock #CR854)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A lovely Nicoya tripod dish from the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This fine Papagayo Polychrome example is 4-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with nested triangle designs executed in black and red over the cream slip. Intact, with good 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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1363403 (stock #MZ80)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.
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 #1446253 (stock #CO1089)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A fine Colima chocolate ware vessel from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This pair of thin-walled, conjoined bowls is 9” wide and is highly burnished. Strong 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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1370833 (stock #CO1154)
Arte Xibalba
$1,600.00
A wonderful Colima village scene from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is mounted on a 5-1/2” diameter platform and consists of 2 houses and six figures. The dominant figure is a pregnant female leaning against one of the structures, her status is communicated via her relative size. There is also a figure on a funerary pallet and a hunched-over individual looking sideways. Two of the figures are located inside the houses, which are decorated with linear designs...
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1195904 (stock #CO459)
Arte Xibalba
$950.00
An adorable Colima avian vessel from West Mexico, ca. 250 BC – 300 AD. This wonderful Comala style effigy vessel is 6-1/2” high, 7” wide and depicts a pair of conjoined ducks. They are nicely detailed, with wings on the sides and two-tone red slip. An excellent example of the type, highly burnished, with nice mineral deposits evident.

Cf. Townsend “Ancient West Mexico”, page 209, for similar.

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 : 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 #1447435 (stock #CO1224)
Arte Xibalba
$160.00
A fine Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. Tis fine Tecoman type is 7-1/8" high and is adorned with perforated ears representing ear spools and an incised headdress set off from the rest of the elongated head with texturing. Highly burnished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #49586 (stock #NY26)
Arte Xibalba
!!! STOLEN !!!
This figure was stolen on December 11, from the Bella Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass., where it was part of a collection being exhibited.

A gorgeous Nayarit polychrome male, 6" tall. This Ixtlan del Rio variant, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD stands on bifurcated feet and is lavishly painted overall. An excellent example. Intact.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1432975 (stock #CH2053)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A fine Chimu portrait vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7-3/4” high and depicts the Maize God. He is portrayed with two large ears of maize on the back of the head and is adorned with unusual ear ornaments. Intact, with heavy mineral encrustation and trails.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447436 (stock #H619)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A choice Maya head from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 2-1/4 inches high and portrays an individual adorned with large ear ornaments. The slip is nicely burnished and shows strong mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.