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Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure

Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure
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Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure
Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure
Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure
Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure
Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure
Valdivian Semi-Abstract Stone Figure

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Valdivian Palmer Notched Stone

 

Carved stone figurine with face and legs indicated (notched). Stylized in a semi-abstract form. Stage 2 Palmer Notched Incised. This Formative culture represents the earliest known appearance of this artistic expression in the New World.  Similar examples in Ancient Ecuador – Culture, Clay, and Creativity 3000-300 B.C. It also appears at Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Quito, Ecuador.

Measures 6.875″/17.46 cm in height—mineral and sediment deposits in microscopic crevices. Choice condition.

Loma Alta, Ecuador Ca 2500 BC – 2200 BC.

Provenance: Ex. Mann Collection, Va. Acquired in the 1970s

Palmers Stones represents the earliest known appearance of human figurines in the New World. They range from simple ground plaques (Phase 1) to elaborately carved representations in which the facial features are clearly indicated, and hands are depicted as a feather or rake-like design. The stone prisms are turned into human effigies by low relief carving emphasizing the eyes and hands. The progressive sequence of stone figurines is from simple rectangular plaques to plaques with a groove indicating the division between the legs to the more detailed depiction of the human face and limbs (Phase 2).

Price $5,850

 


Note: This mask is presently being publicized on the Latin American Studies website under Chancay Mummy Bundle Wooden Mask – Latin American Studies

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Regional Division of Pre-Columbian Americas’ Major Archaeological Cultural Phases


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