A good size vessel with a seated figural form, probably a musical warrior effigy, with good strong facial features, hands raised and holding a pan pipes or ocarina, wearing a smooth helmet atop head and rounded ear ornaments; strap handle and spout behind. Overall surface painted in red slip and burnished.
Size 8-3/4 inches (22 cm) H.
Ex Liegeoise private collection
Cp. A. Lapiner, Pre Columbian Art of South America, 1976, Abrams no. 722 for a similar example and compare Amerindian Signs, 5000 Years of Pre Columbian Art in Ecuador by Valdez for the type. Compare similar example in Ancient Ecuador; Culture, Clay and Creativity 3000-300 BC, for further examples.
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