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A beautiful and naturalistic head from the Classic period of La Tolita - Tumaco Culture.
Masterfully done using iconic gray ash enrich clay. Larger hollow fragmentary piece.
Hint of light white paint is visible over facial area. Fine condition. Monte Alto
region, Ecuador - Columbia. 200 BC - 100 AD. Measures over 4 1/2" in height.
Custom stand can be ordered and produced gratuitous for this piece.
Similar example are seen in "Tumaco 1000 ans D'art Precolombien" Pg. 63.