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Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, ca. 0 to 1000 CE. A lovely grouping of twenty-four terracotta spindle whorls strung in necklace form on a strand of natural fibers. Each spindle whorl has finely incised details, mostly abstract geometric designs, and the beads themselves are in discoid, triangular, and corseted vessel forms. Necklace is wearable as shown. Size of largest spindle whorl: 1" L x 1" W (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm); Size of necklace: 9.75" H (24.8 cm).

Provenance: Whisnant Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, acquired over twenty years ago

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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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Ecuadorian Pottery Necklace - 24 Spindle Whorls

Estimate $150 - $200Sep 25, 2017