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Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, ca. 0 to 1000 CE. A wonderful grouping of forty-four terracotta spindle whorls strung in necklace form on a twisted cord made of natural fibers. Each spindle whorl has finely incised details, mostly abstract geometric motifs, with some displaying nub-shaped protrusions and others being either discoid or spherical in shape. Necklace is wearable as shown. Size of largest spindle whorl: 1.375" W (3.5 cm); Size of necklace: 18" L (45.7 cm).

Provenance: ex-Historia Antiques (James Caswell), Santa Monica, California, USA

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Restrung and wearable as shown. All spindle whorls have age-commensurate surface wear and earthen deposits, with some having minor loss and fading to incised details.

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Ecuadoran Pottery Necklace - 44 Spindle Whorls

Estimate $200 - $300Sep 25, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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