Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1428025 (stock #JA378)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. This nicely sculpted Ameca example is 4-1/4” high and depicts a seated hunchback. He is posed with hands resting on his knees and is adorned with a headdress and bracelets. Intact, with good paint and strong dendrites.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1428024 (stock #NY258)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An adorable Nayarit dog from West Mexico, ca. 100 BC – 250 AD. This sweet canine is 4” high and is posed seated on his rear haunches. He has an expressive face, with the tongue protruding from the open mouth. Dendrites and patchy mineral deposits create a wonderful visual texture overall. Intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1427558 (stock #CR879)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A lovely Nicoya polychrome bowl from the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1350. This fine Papagayo Polychrome vessel is 5-3/4” in diameter and features a mythical avian creature in the tondo. Red and black linear décor covers the walls inside and out. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits and just a small, stabilized pressure crack.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1427382 (stock #CP144)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A fine Chupicuaro polychrome tripod dish from Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. It is 3-1/2” in diameter and stands on a trio of mammiform legs that are decorated with intricate design patterns. The hollow legs contain rattles and the scalloped rim is set off with linear décor. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1427079 (stock #CR896)
Arte Xibalba
$135.00
A group of four miniature vessels from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1500 BC. They range from 1-5/8” to 2-1/2” in diameter and consist of different types including a La Selva tripod and a cute frog effigy jar. All are intact and show good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1426768 (stock #EC167)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A large Manteno figural vessel from Ecuador, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This choice blackware example is 9” high and features a beautifully detailed head emanating from the upper chamber. The conical headdress is etched into the broad rim using a technique alternating burnished and matte areas. Intact, nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Valdez “Amerindian Signs”, page 177.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1426653 (stock #MO1143)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A lovely Moche florero from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This finely made vessel is 6” high, 7-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with intricate geometric designs covering the widely flared interior. The exterior is completely painted with circular designs in a negative manner. Strong mineral deposits.
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 : 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 : 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1426182 (stock #CY524)
Arte Xibalba
$50.00
A cute Chancay bird from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This adorable fragment is 2-3/8” long, has nice paint and strong mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1426073 (stock #MI80)
Arte Xibalba
$135.00
A lovely Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This 2-1/2” high seated male is superbly detailed with extensive jewelry and holding an object in his right hand. He is adorned with a fancy, ornament-studded headdress, necklace, ear and nose ornaments, bracelets, as well as a long sash across his chest. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1424885 (stock #NZ721)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A choice Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 500 – 600 AD. It is 5-3/4” in diameter and features a star design with an unusual central dot, which turns it into a phytomorphic motif. One interpretation of the motif is that it represents a bisected San Pedro cactus, highly prized for its hallucinogenic properties. The walls of the bowl are decorated with alternating black and white linear décor, perhaps representing the spines of the cactus. Intact, with vivid paint and 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423864 (stock #GV74)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Gallinazo-Viru canchero from Peru, ca. 1 - 100 AD. This rare ceremonial water dipper is 10-3/4" long; its lentoid chamber is 7" in diameter and is extensively decorated with the traditional negative resist designs characteristic of the type. The tapered handle is elegantly curved and the burnished red slip shows extensive 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.