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Lot 0096
**Originally Listed At $300**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, La Tolita (sometimes Tumaco) culture, ca. 350 BCE to 350 CE. A pretty ceramic dish, standing on five bulbous feet that were once rattles. The interior of the dish is divided into two parts: one red, with a complex and abstract inscribed sun-form that covers roughly one third of the surface, and one white, with an inscribed squirrel-like animal crouched on the other, covering roughly two-thirds of surface. The asymmetry gives the piece a whimsical sensibility. Size: 4.5" W x 2" H (11.4 cm x 5.1 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection

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Repaired from two pieces. Light surface wear, but motifs are very clear. Rattle legs are packed with encrusted soil and no longer rattle.

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La Tolita / Chorrera Incised Pottery Footed Dish

Estimate $450 - $675Jul 30, 2018