Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1371749 (stock #CO664)
Arte Xibalba
$2,500.00
A lovely Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice two-tone female is 12-3/4” high and is posed seated, with one hand held to the side of her face in a thoughtful gesture. She is attired with a long skirt and her elongated ears are pierced. In exceptional condition, with highly burnished slip and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1423860 (stock #MA1803)
Arte Xibalba
$2,000.00
A magnificent Maya jade pendant from the Nebaj area of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. This choice pendant is 2-1/2" wide, 1-7/8" high and depicts an individual with fancy headdress and large ear ornaments. The piece is carved from beautiful green jade and is drilled laterally for suspension. Highly polished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1424224 (stock #MA1501)
Arte Xibalba
$1,750.00
A superb Maya cache vessel from Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This excellent zoomorphic vessel is 5-3/4" high and depicts a canine deity. The superbly detailed head, spindly legs and genitals are all appliquéd to the black-slipped chamber. A rare type, in excellent condition, with 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1413976 (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 #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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400274 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant vessel is 9" high, 3-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with bands of negative resist designs, executed in black over white, as well as directly on the orange slip. Intact, with mineral deposits and root marks. Rare type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1426652 (stock #MA1755)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An excellent Maya censer (incense burner) from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This fine ceremonial vessel is 9” long and has a handle sculpted in the form of a nicely detailed monkey holding the bowl. He is adorned with large ear spools and a ceremonial bib. Intact, with strong mineral deposits, signs of usage and just a minor repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359808 (stock #MA989)
Arte Xibalba
$675.00
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 vessel in great condition, with stucco remnants in the grooves and just a barely visible hairline crack.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1421683 (stock #MA1673)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A fine Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 6-3/4” high, 5” in diameter and features four panels with deeply carved linear designs. The broad rim band retains remains of creatures painted in blue over the red stucco, with the vertical stucco columns between the black panels also showing remnants of designs. There is an old field repair, else it’s in good condition, with heavy mineral deposits and much of the red and blue stucco remaining.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1406360 (stock #LA498)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A rare Lambayeque (Sican) shell necklace from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. It consists of 14 graduated matching bird pendants, ranging from 1-1/4” to 2-1/4”, each with an inlaid eye. The right facing ones have purple shell eyes, the others red Spondylus eyes. All are double perforated for easy stringing into a necklace. Comes displayed in Riker mount if you wish.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1431878 (stock #CV234)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A choice Cupisnique bottle from Peru, ca. 800 – 200 BC. This beautifully made vessel is 8-1/4” high and is decorated with incised design panels that were left unburnished and highlighted with cinnabar. In perfect condition, with good mineral deposits and what appear to be old museum collection #s on the bottom.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1378575 (stock #MO1933)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A fine Moche IV stirrup vessel from Peru, ca. 450 - 550 AD. It is 9-1/2" high and is decorated with a bean motif covering a little more than half the chamber. The Moche used such ideographic designs to communicate messages. The stirrup is decorated with a serpent, as well as a Cereus cactus. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Larco Hoyle "Los Mochicas I", page 164.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1415627 (stock #OL30)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
An excellent Olmec snuff spoon from Guatemala, ca. 1000 - 500 BC. This rare example is 4-1/4" long and is made from light green jade. The long bar is grooved and the three extensions all have shallow indentations drilled. Nicely polished, strong mineral encrustation. Mounted on custom stand.

Cf. "The Olmec World", page 305.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1426189 (stock #CR846)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
A beautiful Nicoya figure from Costa Rica, ca. 800 – 1200 AD. This lovely Mora Polychrome example is 7” high and depicts a seated female with hands resting on her hips. She is wearing a mesh shirt and matching headdress and is adorned with a painted necklace, large ear ornaments and facial décor. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
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.