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Tumaco La Tolita Pottery Figural Whistles Lot

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $300

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Ecuador circa 300 BC-300 AD buff and grey clay whistles. Hand molded figural whistles, including two zoomorphic creatures in buff clay, and a hunched man in grey with an expressive face. Each wonderfully incised with detail throughout. Size of largest 3" H

For similar examples of this type Pre-Columbian Art of South America by Alan Lapiner and Amerindian Signs, 5000 Years of Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador by Valdez.

ex-New York, New York collection, ex-Doctors Saul Tuttman and Gregory Siskind lifetime collection, New York, New York, USA

Condition: Well preserved condition throughout with minor losses and wear commensurate with age and use.