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A beautiful Valdivia stone celt from Ecuador

Lot 0326
A beautiful Valdivia stone celt from Ecuador, c. 3000 – 1200 BC, carved from a beautifully striated gemstone. L: 3 ¾ in (9.5 cm). The piece is highly polished, has good mineral deposits and comes mounted on a stand. Ex Kowinski estate. Cf. Lathrap 'Culture, Clay and Creativity', page 82.

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A beautiful Valdivia stone celt from Ecuador

Estimate $300 - $350Oct 22, 2017