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Lot of 3 Terracotta Statuette Heads, Jama Coaque

Lot 0408
**Originally Listed At $200**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, La Tolita, Jama Coaque, ca. 100 BCE - 200 CE. Exemplifying Jama Coaque artistry, three terracotta statuette heads, all mold-made, one adorned with nose-ring, ear ornaments and vibrant red glaze on headdress; another with elaborate shell-shaped ear ornaments, nose-ring, and labret; the third is the smallest example but no less exquisite adorned with iron-rich pigments. All possess finely delineated facial features - how these sculptors could create flesh from clay, this never seizes to amaze me! Largest measures 3 1/4" long x 3" wide.

Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970.

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All fragments with wear, the largest with a small loss to back of headdress. Nevertheless, beautiful examples.

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Lot of 3 Terracotta Statuette Heads, Jama Coaque

Estimate $350 - $525Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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