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.
Fully intact without any restoration.
Ex. Carazola Collection, FL
Similar example published in Ancient Ecuador - Ancient Peoples and Places, plate