Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440970 (stock #EC208)
Arte Xibalba
$50.00
A sweet LaTolita figure from the Santiago River area of Ecuador, ca. 500 BC - 500 AD. Its is 1-5/8" high and depicts a seated individual with one hand held to the head and the other resting on the knee. Intact, with the surface erosion typical of river/beach finds, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1440969 (stock #ST87B)
Arte Xibalba
$60.00
An excellent Maya celt from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 1000 AD. It is 4-1/2" long and is carved from dark green, speckled hardstone. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, extensive usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1445782 (stock #MA2265)
Arte Xibalba
$65.00
A beautifully polished Maya celt from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 1000 AD. It is 3-1/8” long, is made from dark green jadeite and is highly polished. Nice example.
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 #1447437 (stock #MA1673)
Arte Xibalba
$700.00
A fine Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 6-3/4 inches high, 5 inches 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 rare red and blue stucco remaining.
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 #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 : 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 : Prehistorical item #1438794 (stock #MO2217)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 7-1/4” high and has a lentoid chamber that is covered with circular designs representing the ornaments found on the mantles of the elite. They are painted in cream over the nicely burnished orange slip. Intact, strong 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 #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 : 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.