A rare naturalistic ceramic Jamacoaque mask from ancient Ecuador. They are seldom seen in this form. The vast amounts of Jama masks consist of a state of grotesque transformation. Displayed and worn during a ceremonial setting or possibly a death mask as the eyes are perforated. Buff with red pigment (red ochre) visible. This elite/high priest wears the traditional large ornament under the nose. Also, these masks are commonly seen being worn on other fine ancient figurines.
This is an excellent example that is rarely seen.
Manabi region, Ecuador. 300 BC – 500 AD.
Measures 4.25″ H. 4.5″ W.
NOTE: Pictured with stand and cup for illustration purposes (not included). A stand can be ordered at no charge but must be requested after purchase. 5-10 day production time needed.
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