Valdivian – Machalilla “Venus” Figurine

Valdivian – Machalilla “Venus” Figurine
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Valdivian – Machalilla “Venus” Figurine
Valdivian – Machalilla “Venus” Figurine
Valdivian – Machalilla “Venus” Figurine
Valdivian – Machalilla “Venus” Figurine

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Valdivian – Machalilla Figurine

 

A solid Venus figurine from the Machalilla culture, Ecuador. Supersedes in form, the modeled figurines of terminal Valdivian “Venus” types: coffee bean eyes and salient nose. Light red pigment stripes on the face and legs are a possible indication of tattooing. A peculiarity among Machalilla figurines are rows of perforations along the head’s edge or the ears’ edges – probably used to suspend hair, feathers, or other material as adornments. Measures 2.75”/6,98 cm in height. La Ponga, Ecuador. 1100-1500 BC. It is a very scarce item. Completely intact and in Choice condition.

Reference: Karl Dieter Gartelmann, Digging up prehistory – The Archaeology of Ecuador. Pg. 54

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