Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447436 (stock #H619)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1447347 (stock #MA562)
Arte Xibalba
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An enormous Maya polychrome plate from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine tripod dish is 13-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with a large saurian serpent. The broad band on the flared rim consists of glyphs, alternating with red panels representing pools of blood. A kill hole drilled into the center of the tondo shows this to be an important ceremonial object. Intact, with strong mineral deposits and root marks.

With just a little restoration, this would be a killer piece!

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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1447340 (stock #MA2093)
Arte Xibalba
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MA2093 – A rare Maya stone figure from the Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 100 – 500 AD. It is 6-3/4” high and depicts a seated individual with elbows resting on the knees, propping up the head. The deeply hollow eyes convey that this is an individual entering the Underworld of Xibalba on his journey through the Afterlife. He is carrying what was likely meant to be a basket filled with offerings for the lords of Xibalba. Superbly detailed and in excellent condition, with good mineral depos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447337 (stock #H631)
Arte Xibalba
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An exceptional Classic Maya head from Chimaltenango, Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. It is 2-1/4" high and depicts an individual with a deeply lined face, most likely due to ritual scarification. The open mouth reveals a few teeth and the deep-set eyes convey a piercing stare. Good mineral deposits. Mounted.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1446811 (stock #MA1745)
Arte Xibalba
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A large Maya figure from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 250 – 700 AD. This standing figure is 11” high and portrays an individual wearing a long, belted loincloth. He is adorned with a fancy headdress that is topped with the head of a deer, as well as a necklace or broad ceremonial collar. The whistle in his arm emits a deep resonant tone. Good paint remnants and strong mineral deposits. Lost arm and field repairs could be restored.
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 #1443174 (stock #MA989)
Arte Xibalba
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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 piece in great condition, with stucco remnants in the grooves and just a barely visible hairline crack.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1439735 (stock #MA797)
Arte Xibalba
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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.

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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 #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 #1400274 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
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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.