Ecuador, Manabi, Circa 500 AD A large and impressive standing male shaman figure. He holds standard and staff and is elaborately dressed in a tunic, loincloth, belt, face ornamentation, and headdress. Remains of applied yellow ochre pigment and details beautifully defined.
Size 13-1/2 inches (34.5cm) high. + custom mount.
Provenance London Collection, collected from the late 1950s through to the 1970s, from the London art market. Woolley and Wallis, Salisbury, 3 April 2012, lot 780. Romy Rey Collection, London. Romy Rey Collection, London.
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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