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Twenty-nine (29) Pre-Columbian Ecuadorean human effigy grey and buff ware pottery figurines and pipes or whistles, including a hollow Jama Coaque culture human pipe or whistle with elaborate rounded headdress and feathered bird costume with traces of blue paint, protruding knob to back, one hole to bottom, one hole to bottom of knob (5 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W x 2" D), Jama Coaque culture human figurine with elaborate pointed headdress and costume (4 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D), flat human dancer figurine fragment with outspread arms, one leg, headdress, and round stomach (5" H x 3 7/8" W x 1 7/8" D), seated human figurine with incised features, elaborated necklace, one earring, and elongated head (3 1/4" H x 2 1/8" W x 1 1/4" D), human head fragment with a protuberant nose, large earrings, and fan shaped headdress (2 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 5/8" D), flat human figurine fragment with elaborate necklace, both arms at chest, and elongated head (3" H x 2 1/4" W x 7/8" D), standing female fertility figurine with emphasized breasts and hips, outspread arms, and elaborate necklace (4 7/8" H x 3 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D), human head fragment with a broken nose, fan shaped hat, elaborate earrings with four holes (2 3/8" H x 2 1/8" W x 1 1/2" D), human head fragment with incised facial features, one ear, and flat head (2 1/2" H x 3" W x 3 1/4" D), hollow human head fragment with incised eyes, one earring, and elongated head (3 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W x 2 1/8" D), hollow human bust fragment with prominent nose, both hands covering the mouth, and elongated head, with two holes to back, one plugged hole to back of head (3 1/2" H x 2 5/8" W x 3 1/4" D), human head fragment with incised facial features, nose plug, and elongated head (2 3/8" H x 1 7/8" W x 1 3/4" D), hollow human head fragment with large facial features, necklace, and elongated head, three hole to top of head, one hole to bottom of neck (2 3/8" H x 1 3/4" W x 1 3/8" D), flat human dancer figurine with contorted limbs, headdress, and necklace (3 1/2" H x 2 3/8" W x 1 1/8" D), flat human dancer figurine with one elongated leg, elaborate headdress, one plugged hole to underside (4 1/4" H x 3 1/8" W x 3/4" D), human figurine fragment with skeletal facial features, elaborate headdress, and costume, protruding knob to back (2 1/2" H x 1 1/2" W x 1" D), flat anthropomorphic figurine fragment with round eyes, one arm covering its mouth, headdress, slight protuberance to lower back (3 3/8" H x 1 3/4" W x 1 3/8" D), human figurine fragment with elongated head, collar, costume with incised details (2 3/4" H x 1 1/2" W x 1 1/4" D), flat anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress, round eyes, prominent nose, and lolling tongue, one hole to underside (4 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 1/8" D), flat human figurine fragment with protuberant nose, elaborate headdress, and "v" shaped necklace (4" H x 1 7/8" W x 1" D), flat human figurine fragment with elaborate headdress and circular stomach (3 1/2" H x 2 1/4" H x 1" D), anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress, round eyes, lolling tongue, and one breast, protruding knob to back (4" H x 2 5/8" W x 1 1/2" D), flat human figurine fragment with parallel arms and legs (4" H x 3 1/4" W x 1" D), anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress and costume, large nose, protruding knob to back (5" H x 3 1/8" W x 2" D), flat human figurine fragment with elaborate headdress, outspread arms, and one leg (4" H x 2 7/8" W x 1" D), anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress and costume, beak-like nose, two holes to back of head (3 5/8" H x 2 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D), flat human figurine with incised facial features and round hands (3 3/8" H x 2 1/4" W x 1" D), human head figurine fragment with oblong headdress and protuberant nose (2" H x 3" W x 1 5/8" D), and a human seated figurine with nondescript features and elongated head (2 1/2" H x 1 7/8" W x 1 7/8" D). All items labeled with museum accession numbers. Provenance: Property of the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

Condition

Majority of items in fragmentary condition with areas of loss, hairlines, areas of repair, firing flaws, etc. All items labeled with museum accession numbers, some faded.

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29 Pre-Columbian Human Effigies, incl. Jama Coaque

Estimate $300 - $350Apr 27, 2019