This three dimensional stage 2-3 Palmer Notched type is one of the rarest “Venus”
type pieces that one will ever come across. Wonderful emphasis on pure geometry in
style. Simple yet expressive. Her elongated headdress signifies her importance. An
abundance of Dendrites plumes throughout the body also enhances her appeal. This
Formative culture represents the earliest known appearance of this form of artistic
expression in the New World. Condition: Choice
Loma Alta, Ecuador Ca 2500 BC - 2200 BC.
Measures 5.65"/14.35cm in height.
Ex. Mann Collection, Va. Acquired in the 1970s
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