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An attractive and large ceramic incensario. A broad shouldered naked male seated in a frontal pose on a stool with a stepped base. Facial features are incredibly bold and realistic. Wears traditional large disc ear plugs. The shallow platter type headdress is very large, measuring over 10”/25.4 cm in Diameter.  Excellent motifs on upper chest and back indicates the high rank of this individual. Highly burnished marbleized brown-black ceramic contributes to its beauty. Outstanding example.

Overall height is 16.5”/41.9 cm. Reassembled from four parts, with restoration over breaks.  Manabi, Ecuador 700/1500 AD.

Ref. Pre-Columbian Art of South America, Alan Lapiner., Pg. 363 Plates 785, 757

Digging up prehistory "The Archaeology of Ecuador" Pg. 359

4,800. USD
Manteño Seated Figure Incensario
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