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All Items: Ecuador: ECBH-107 A, B, C
3,850. USD
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Unique Ancestral stones from the Bahia culture, Ecuador. Ca. 500-500 A.D. Curved tusk-like shape with anthropomorphic features incised on the front. Face has ovoid eyes and mouth and a parallel sided nose. Arms with interlacing fingers. Found both on the Island of La Plata and in habitation sites on the mainland. Valdivian flat plaques (Palmer Stone) by contrast are similar, but lack the distinctive rounded curved tusk-like shape. Rare

Measures A-6.5”/16.51 cm; B-6”/15.24 cm; C-7.25”/18.41 cm in height.

Ref: Ecuador, Betty J. Meggers

Similar examples shown in Charms in pre-Columbian Ecuador pg 40.; Amerindian Signs pg 96 plate 59.

Bahia Ancestral Stones
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