Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1440510 (stock #XNZ5)
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A special Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 400 AD. It is 8” in diameter and features a band of ten symbols depicting maize as a stylized representation of the Corn God. The interior of this thin-walled beauty retains some of the linear décor, a very rare feature. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Museum deaccession.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 166.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1440281 (stock #CO1539)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
An excellent Colima mold from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. It is 2-1/2" long and created a beautifully detail head of a fox. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
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 #1440278 (stock #EC196)
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An excellent Tuncahuan pedestal bowl from Ecuador, ca. 500 BC – 500 AD. It is 8” in diameter and is decorated with star-like design element quartering the tondo. It is painted in the characteristic red over cream slip and is set off with typical negative resist designs. The exterior of the vessel features linear décor. Intact, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1439735 (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 #1439575 (stock #MO602)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A beautifully executed Moche phytomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 7" long, 6" high and depicts a melon topped with a widely flared spout. The highly burnished orange slip is accented with linear décor and shows good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1439047 (stock #IN740)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
IN740 – A beautiful Inca aribalo from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This fine Imperial Inca example with widely flared rim is 8-1/4” high and is decorated with the intricate designs characteristic of the type. Painted in black and red over orange slip. Intact, with good mineral deposits.

Cf. Sawyer “Mastercraftsmen or Ancient Peru”, page 107.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Prehistorical item #1438794 (stock #MO2217)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1438426 (stock #LA539)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
An unusual Lambayeque (Sican) vessel from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. This tiered single-spout bottle is 6” high and is decorated with a variety of linear and geometric designs, including a finely drawn mesh pattern encircling the top chamber. Intact, with good paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1437333 (stock #MA2249)
Arte Xibalba
$600.00
A beautiful Maya polychrome plate from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine example is 9” in diameter and stands on a trio of nubbin feet. The central design is encircled with a band of connected diamonds decorating the rim. Intact, with brilliant paint, good mineral deposits and root marks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1435339 (stock #MO2293)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A lovely Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 6-1/2” high and is decorated with a group of four stylized stingrays arranged in a star design. They are painted in red over the cream kaolin slip and an incised decorative element encircles the spout. Intact, with good paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1433962 (stock #NY261)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A gorgeous Nayarit lobed olla from West Mexico, ca. 100 BC – 250 AD. This superb gadrooned vessel is 8-3/4” in diameter 5-1/4” high and is extensively decorated with resist painted designs, including the flared spout and the underside. Intact, with good paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1433617 (stock #MO2265)
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A rare Moche offering vessel from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This oblong shaped vessel is 7-1/4” long and features an elaborate deer hunting scene encircling the entire chamber. The deer hunt was an important ritual in Moche culture that is well-chronicled on many Fineline painted vessels. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Prehistorical item #1432976 (stock #MI106)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A beautiful polychrome olla from Michoacan, Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 100 AD. It is 5-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with intricately painted linear designs, executed in black and cream over highly burnished red slip. Intact, with concave base and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1432205 (stock #CH2066)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A nice Chimu canteen from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This nicely detailed jug with intact loop handle is 6-1/8” high and features a shaman transformed into a serpent on one side and a group of sea birds on the other. Intact, nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
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 : 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 : 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.