Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1426183 (stock #CR883)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A lovely Nicoya polychrome vessel from Costa Rica, ca. 800 – 1500 AD. This fine loop-handled vessel is 3-1/2” in diameter, 3-3/4” high and represents a turtle, with head and appendages appliquéd to the chamber. Intact, good mineral deposits.
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 #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 #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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422390 (stock #NZ728)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An unusual Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 500 AD. This thin-walled vessel is 4-3/4” in diameter and is quartered with red and black panels. The sides are slightly indented to make it easier to grasp in one hand, likely making this a drinking vessel. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1417105 (stock #NZ725)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A gorgeous Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 300 AD. This large bowl is 7” in diameter, 3-3/4” deep and is decorated with a series of tied bags thought to represent leather bags containing shamanic paraphernalia. All are painted in a variety of earth tones over red slip. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 175.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1406358 (stock #MO1569)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A superb Moche shell vessel from Peru, ca. 500 - 700 AD. This fine orangeware effigy piece is 5" high and depicts a seashell. It is decorated with a large number of nacre inlays, as well as rare purple pigment. A rare type in excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and 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 #1434487 (stock #MO2287)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A fine Moche portrait head from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 5-3/4” high and depicts an individual wearing a layered headdress or helmet, held in place with straps tied under the chin. Intact, with good paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1434562 (stock #MO2299)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A choice Moche III blackware vessel from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. This fine bottle is 7-1/4” high and features a curandera. This healer is posed seated with a child in her lap and is performing a healing ritual. She is wearing a long cowl and is holding a pair of rattles. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1429183 (stock #ZP112)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A fine Zapotec deity figure from Oaxaca, Mexico, ca. 1 – 500 AD. This solid figure is 6-7/8” high and depicts a seated zoomorphic deity wearing a fancy headdress composed of plumes and the head of an Old-Man God. The deity is further adorned with a large necklace and ear spools. Intact, with heavy 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 AD 1000 item #1427379 (stock #CO1618)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A fine Pihuamo figure from Colima, West Mexico, ca. 100 BC – 250 AD. It is 4-1/2” high and depicts a seated female, with legs spread and hands resting on her thighs. She is adorned with two headbands, large ear spools and a pair of bracelets. Intact, with strong mineral deposits on the nicely burnished red slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1434560 (stock #CO1444)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A fine Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This standing male is 5-1/4” high and is portrayed with arms folded across the chest. He is wearing a headdress with delicately incised designs and a fancy loincloth with long sashes. He is further adorned with a large necklace and ear ornaments. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
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 #1427404 (stock #CR847)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A lovely Nicoya figure from Costa Rica, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This rare Chaco Black on Red example is 5-3/4” high and depicts a female, seated with legs crossed and hands holding the belly. She is adorned with a segmented appliqué necklace and the characteristic body décor encircling the breasts, on the shoulders and face. The spine is protruding along the back. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. >P> Cf. “Art of Costa Rica”, page 75.