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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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Stable surface crack near knob handle. Normal surface wear.

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Pre-Columbian Manteno Stamp - Anamorphic Shaman

Estimate $500 - $750Mar 2, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA