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Manteno Effigy Vessel

An anthropomorphic jar with gradual step increase to lower bulbous body. Well detailed sculpted face - punched out from interior. Facial expression shows warrior with clinched teeth. Excellent yellow ochre pigment. Large traditional head garment with light handling of linear and scroll motifs surround the entire helmet. The surface is highly polished dark brown, except the facial area. Textured linear designs are also incised on lower portion of the vessel. Manteño culture, Manta, Ecuador c. 500 - 1500 A.D. Integration period.

Fully intact without any restoration.

Measures: 8.75”/22.22cm

Condition: Choice

Ex. Carazola Collection, FL

Similar example published in Ancient Ecuador - Ancient Peoples and Places, plate 62.

1,425. USD
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