Jamacoaque Pottery Votive Head

15215. Jamacoaque Pottery Votive Head

Ecuador, Ca 500 AD

A colorful molded head, once from a full standing figure, broken away at neck, hand made and wearing an ornate headdress with crossed fillets of clay applied, once had a horn, now gone, lip ornamentation, nose ring, with single earring. Minute remains of yellow and blue pigment.

Size: 6 inches H. + custom mount. Provenance: Ex Schaumburg, Illinois private collector.
Some wear to surface decoration.
Cp. Pre-Columbian Art of South America by Alan Lapiner and Amerindian Signs, 5000 Years of Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador by Valdez for similar examples of this type.


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