Guangala Bird Transformation Figure with detachable wings

Guangala Bird Transformation Figure with detachable wings


Description: This figure represents a shaman in a trance and envisioning himself turned into a bird that could fly to the otherworld to communicate with ancestors and spirits. He is wearing a feather poncho, detachable wings, and has a bird's rounded body and tail. The base elevates the figure off the ground as if he were actually flying. On the front of the figure there are traces of post-fire blue and yellow pigments.
Dimensions: Height: 5" x Width: 10" with wings
Date: Ecuador, Guangala, c. 500 BC - AD 500
Condition Report: Very good with traces of the original blue and tan slip.The seated figure was seperated from the platform
Notes: M7090
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