Tumnaco La Tolita Jaguar Enthroned Pottery Figure


13631. Tumnaco La Tolita Jaguar Enthroned Pottery Figure

Ecuador, Ca. 200 AD.

A fantastic expressive example, with claw-like hands held in outward gesture. He has feline features, a toothy fanged mouth, bulging eyes, pointed ears, and a nose ornament, long tail behind, and feet at front with long talon-like nails. Ample remains of blue and yellow applied pigment. Repairs to base.

Size: 7 inches L. x 5-1/2 inches H.

Cp. Pre-Columbian Art of South America by Alan Lapiner and EQUATEUR LA TERRE ET L'OR, L'exhibition, Paris, 1989 no. 32 for similar examples of this type. Ex lifetime coll of Drs. NYC


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