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Manabi Manteno Pottery Shaman Effigy

Lot 0057A Details

Description
Pre-Columbian, South America, Ecuador, Manabi, ca. 500 CE. One of the most elegant greyware sculptural representations of a seated shaman figure with what appears to be a hunchback, holding a ritualistic implement/instrument, and elaborately adorned with a large headband holding that magnificent striated coiffure in place, impressively large round ear ornaments, a grand collar or pectoral, double wristlets, and a nose ring. He presents a particularly tranquil, trancelike visage comprised of large, coffee bean shaped eyes, a straight protruding nose, open mouth, and jutting pointy chin. In his hands he holds a ritualistic implement, perhaps a musical instrument akin to a guiro given its shape. We just love the natural positioning of those legs with the right leg bent and foot pressing upon the left ankle, not to mention how the right hand is poignantly touching the chest as if this shaman is in the midst of singing or chanting. Size: 4.75" W x 7.75" H (12.1 cm x 19.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Park Avenue collector Shillo Adir, Acquired 1970s.

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#115327
Condition
Scattered areas of mineral deposits and root marks. Good deposits.
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Manabi Manteno Pottery Shaman Effigy

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$800
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$1,200
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$400
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0057A: Manabi Manteno Pottery Shaman Effigy

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$800
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$1,200
Starting Price
$400
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0057A Details

Description
...
Pre-Columbian, South America, Ecuador, Manabi, ca. 500 CE. One of the most elegant greyware sculptural representations of a seated shaman figure with what appears to be a hunchback, holding a ritualistic implement/instrument, and elaborately adorned with a large headband holding that magnificent striated coiffure in place, impressively large round ear ornaments, a grand collar or pectoral, double wristlets, and a nose ring. He presents a particularly tranquil, trancelike visage comprised of large, coffee bean shaped eyes, a straight protruding nose, open mouth, and jutting pointy chin. In his hands he holds a ritualistic implement, perhaps a musical instrument akin to a guiro given its shape. We just love the natural positioning of those legs with the right leg bent and foot pressing upon the left ankle, not to mention how the right hand is poignantly touching the chest as if this shaman is in the midst of singing or chanting. Size: 4.75" W x 7.75" H (12.1 cm x 19.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Park Avenue collector Shillo Adir, Acquired 1970s.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#115327
Condition
...
Scattered areas of mineral deposits and root marks. Good deposits.

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