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Ecuadoran Bahia Pottery Headrest

Lot 0242
**Originally Listed At $100**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Bahia culture, ca. 300 to 500 CE. A squat terracotta headrest with a broad rectangular platform and two thick tubular pillars supporting a concave resting surface with incised linear designs. Light-orange in color, this would have provided a comfortable place to rest the head of an individual, either living or deceased. Size: 3.5" H (8.9 cm).

Provenance: ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970

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#123846

Condition

Repaired from three large pieces with small losses and adhesive residue along crack lines. Surface wear commensurate with age and use, small chips to base and resting platform, with earthen and mineral deposits throughout.

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Ecuadoran Bahia Pottery Headrest

Estimate $150 - $225Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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