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Valdivian Phase IV Pottery
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A spectacular piece of Valdivian phase IV coil made pottery. This gorgeous shallow pre-fired red slipped bowl has a scalloped rim and made to imitate a carved gourd. It's border trimmed out to accentuate its shape with five iconic Valdivian faces separated by two short strokes in between. Double lines encircle the lower half. Light deposits with minor fire clouding. Completely intact with no repairs or restoration. Choice.

Measure 6”/15.24 cm in Dia., Real Alto, Ecuador 2200-2000 BC

For those who greatly appreciate this artistry, this is a wonderful opportunity to acquire this very rare example.

Ex. R Murray Collection, Georgia

Ref:  Ancient Ecuador - Culture, Clay and Creativity 3000-300 BC

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