Lot 7
  • 7

Manabi seated figure, Bahia, ca. 500 B.C.-A.D. 500

5,000 - 8,000 USD
5,000 USD
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  • clay
the large figure adorned with a large tusk pendant, poised crosslegged and wearing the tall spiked turban with flaps terminating in serpent heads on the shoulder, with bracelets of shells, painted with a dark tunic and reddened limbs.

Catalogue Note

The coastal Bahia region is one of areas where specialized ceremonial centers grew during the Regional Development period. The large hollow figures represent elite shaman or individuals, sometimes shown with implements for hallucinogenic substances, see Valdez and Veintimilla (1992: cat. no. 53).