This superlative pear-shaped polychrome ceramic vessel has two protruding crocodile
heads with a beautiful complex painted motif that stands on hollow rattle tripod
legs. Openwork mouth prominently exposes his upper and lower teeth. A ritual imagery
of Tlaloc is decorated between the upper and lower geometric designs. Buff Tan slip,
burnished, with black and orange-red paint.
The powerful crocodile prevailed in design schemes at an earlier period. The added
human or deity face on this vessel makes it very unique as both symbols are associated
simultaneously with the rains, fertility and life giver.
Palmers Stones represents the earliest known appearance of human figurines in the
New World. The range from simple ground plaques (Phase 1) to elaborately carved representations
in which the facial features are clearly indicated and hands are depicted as a feather
or rake-like design. The stone prisms are turned into human effigies by low relief
carving emphasizing the eyes and hands. The progressive sequence of stone figurines
are from the simple rectangular plaque, to plaques with a groove indicating the division
between the legs, to the more detailed depiction of the human face and limbs (Phase
Valdivian Palmer Stones
A unique scientific and illustrated study on one of the oldest and most enduring genres of ceramics in Ecuador: the sello, or seal.
This book provides a full description of 103 burials, spanning a period of more than 3,500 years. useful to specialists in Andean and New World archaeology as well as to collectors of pre-Columbian art.
If you are searching for a book that ties together Andean mythology, Incan Historical Data and a new approach to those applications and relevancies into today, this book will impress you. Specially Priced