Chorrera Miniature Parrot Shaped Mortar

 

14717. Chorrera Miniature Parrot Shaped Mortar

Earliest Horizon, Ca. 2300 to 2000 BC

Interesting green vein stone carved in an abstract animal form; the exaggerated large head with incised triangular beak and donut shaped eyes. Behind is an extended tail; a tiny mortar depression atop and four slight delineated feet below.
Size 3-1/8 inches L. x 1 inches Height.
Ex New York Collection. Good condition.
Compare At the Heart of Pre Columbian America, Geiger Collection; no 141. Lovely.

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