**Originally Listed At $450**
Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Chorrera culture, Late Formative Period, ca. 800 to 400 BCE. A hand-built and highly-burnished pottery vessel of an attractive form displaying a figure lying prone atop a rectangular base. The figure lays on its wide abdomen with head raised high, arms held tightly against the sides, and thick legs draped off the verso. Slit-form eyes and mouth, a petite nose, tab-shaped ears, and a wide brow compose the serene visage, and the head is topped with a simple cap. Lovely red and orange pigment adorn the figural vessel and make this a fine example of ancient Chorrera artistry! Size: 5.875" L x 2.5" W x 4.2" H (14.9 cm x 6.4 cm x 10.7 cm).
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-New World Antiquities (Neil Becker), White Plains, New York, USA, 2004
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Minor abrasions and nicks to base, body, and head, with fading to areas of original pigmentation, and light encrustations, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits and root marks throughout.