Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1430984 (stock #CR869)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A lovely Diquis polychrome vessel from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This fine double-chambered example is 5-1/4” long, the chambers are 2-5/8” in diameter and are decorated with linear and geometric designs. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Stone “Pre-Columbian Man in Costa Rica”, page 117.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1430570 (stock #HU270)
Arte Xibalba
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A beautiful Huari polychrome chicha vessel from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. It is 7” high, 6” in diameter and is decorated with complex design patterns executed in black and white over the highly burnished red slip. Both suspension loops are intact. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1430568 (stock #CP147)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Chupicuaro figural vessel from Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. It is 5-1/4” high, 4-1/4” in diameter and has a nicely detailed head protruding from the flared rim. The red slip has remnants of linear décor and shows nice root marks and mineral deposits. 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 #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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422390 (stock #NZ728)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
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 1492 item #1421687 (stock #CH2022)
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An excellent Chimu or Lambayeque canteen from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This lovely blackware vessel is 7" high and is a ceramic version of a bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). This rare example also mimics the large, stacked vessels used by chicha vendors in the markets. It is highly burnished, has intact suspension loops and shows strong mineral deposits and trails overall. Together with an old gourd canteen of indeterminate age showing extensive usage.

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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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1419742 (stock #NZ724)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Nazca olla from Peru, ca. 200 – 400 AD. This fine globular vessel is 5-1/2” in diameter and depicts worms attacking six peppers portrayed with anthropomorphized faces. They are painted in black, orange, red and yellow over white slip. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 162.

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 #1414863 (stock #MA1839)
Arte Xibalba
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An excellent Maya glyph bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This nice brownware example is 6-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with a band of deeply carved flint glyphs over a base of vertically fluted panels. Nice example with cinnabar in the glyphs and strong 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...