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Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Manabi culture, ca. 500 BCE and 500 CE. Twenty terracotta spindle whorls decorated with incised stylized geometric and zoomorphic motifs. The artwork delineated on the spindle whorls elevates these utilitarian objects to art. Strung and knotted with cord. Set on a white linen covered board. Size: 13.5" L (34.3 cm); largest beads ~ 1" in diameter (2.5 cm)

Provenance: private Ventura County, California USA collection

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Normal surface wear to spindle whorls commensurate with age. A few with minor nicks, but generally very good.

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Ancient Ecuadoran Spindle Whorl Beaded Necklace

Estimate $200 - $300Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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