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**Originally Listed At $400**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Manabi, Bahia culture, ca. 500 BCE to 500 CE; Jamacoaque (Jama Coaque) culture, ca. 500 CE. A group of 2 hollow-molded pottery figures from ancient Ecuador. First is a nude Jamacoaque creamware standing male figure with delineated legs and exposed genitalia, a stocky body with curved arms, and a bulbous head with a prominent nose and pierced ears. Second is a seated Bahia figure covered in orange pigment while wearing a stippled cloak and donning a multi-pronged headdress atop the bulbous head. Size of largest (Bahia): 3.3" W x 5.6" H (8.4 cm x 14.2 cm).

Exhibited in "Artifacts of Ecuador: Collection of Col. William R. Cameron (Ret.), Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, January 8 to 29, 1977

Provenance: private California, USA collection, acquired in 2004; ex-private Gill family collection, Pebble Beach, California, USA, acquired in 1980; ex-Colonel William R. Cameron (Ret.) collection, California, USA, acquired in 1965 to 1968; exhibited in "Artifacts of Ecuador: Collection of Col. William R. Cameron (Ret.), Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, January 8 to 29, 1977

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Condition

Jamacoaque figure has small repair to one arm and losses to areas around both eyes. Bahia figure has repair to nose and one headdress horn, and loss to another headdress horn. Both figures have fading to original pigmentation, light abrasions, and softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Lot of 2 Museum Exhibited Ecuadoran Pottery Figures

Estimate $700 - $1,050Oct 17
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