An anthropomorphic jar with gradual step increase to lower bulbous body. Well-detailed sculpted face – punched out from the interior. The facial expression shows a warrior with clenched teeth. Excellent yellow ochre pigment. A large elongated head wearing a traditional garment with light handling of linear and scroll motifs surrounds the entire helmet. The surface is highly polished dark brown, except for the facial area. Textured linear designs are also incised on the lower portion of the vessel. Manteño culture, Manta, Ecuador c. 500 – 1500 A.D. Integration period.
Fully intact without any restoration.
Ex. Carazola Collection, FL
Similar example published in Ancient Ecuador – Ancient Peoples and Places, plate 62.
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