Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Manteno, ca. 850 to 1600 CE. An iconographically intriguing pottery stamp decorated with a pair of standing shamans donning elaborate crocodilian and jaguar costumes and holding hands. When used repeatedly, the resulting image would consist of many such figures arranged in a procession or ritualistic dance. A fascinating pottery stamp from the Manteño culture, the final Pre-Columbian civilization of Ecuador. Size: 3.625" L x 4.875" W (9.2 cm x 12.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Private Ventura County, CA collection
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