Lot 77A: Lot of 2 Manabi / Bahina Pottery Figural Objects
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Manabi Province, Bahia culture, ca. 250 BCE to 600 CE. A pair of pottery figural objects; one a whistle in the shape of a tall female figure, clearly pregnant, wearing a huge headdress; the other a seated human figure whose back is a small vessel. Both have a high level of incised detail. Size of largest: 1.45" W x 4.5" H (3.7 cm x 11.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Peter Arnovick collection, San fran, CA
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Condition Report: Minor losses to tip of feet on taller one, otherwise intact, with a great deal of remaining pigment.