Manteno Pottery Figural Head

15723. Manteno Pottery Figural Head

Ecuador, Circa 800 to 1200 AD

A fine burnished chocolate color human elders head with a large pierced nose (probably once held a nose ornament), wrinked face smooth bag headdress with small bird at front and incised markings; complex ear ornaments.

Size 4-1/2 inches Height + custom mount. Penned on behind in French or Spanish is an old inscription as to culture and form.

Compare similar examples in Alan Lapiner’s, Pre Columbian Art of South America, nos. 785-794.

A strong sculptural rendition with good earth deposits; broken at neck


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