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A nicely made Manteño Incensario. Standing on a pedestal wearing a wide 6.75" dia. brim hat and large earplugs. Excellent facial features. Used for burning incense during ceremonial practices. Brown coloring shows that this piece was subjected in a more controlled firing. Most Manteño artifacts are black in color due to it's lack of oxygen. Intentionally broken during rituals. Re-assembled and painted over break lines. Measures 15.5". Manabi, Ecuador 700-1550AD. Impressive piece.

Provenance: Ex Alexander Acevedo Gallery, NYC

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Manteño Standing Incensario
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