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Exceptionally complex Jamacoaque head from Ecuador

Lot 0397
A large and exceptionally complex Jamacoaque head from Ecuador, c. 300 BC - AD 500, depicting an ornately adorned individual sporting huge ear and nose ornaments and numerous smaller ear rings. His headdress is studded with bulbs from the San Pedro cactus, indicating a participant in rituals in which hallucinogenic substances are consumed. H: 3 1/4 in (8.3 cm). Mounted on stand. Ex Chicago private collection.


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Exceptionally complex Jamacoaque head from Ecuador

Estimate $180 - $250May 04
Montrose, CA, USA