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A pre-Columbian tripod (rattle) vessel in earthenware – height: 12.6 cm

Lot reference 18600143
A pre-Columbian tripod (rattle) vessel in earthenware – height: 12.6 cm

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Tumaco-La Tolita culture – Northern Ecuador, La Tolita - Monte Alto Region – 500 BCE - 500 CE

Object: A tripod (rattle) vessel in earthenware
Culture: Pre-Columbian
Century/ Timeframe: 500 BCE - 500 CE
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions (in cm): height 12.6 cm x maxdiam. 12 cm
Condition: Repaired
Origin: Ecuador

An elegant La Tolita tripod vessel with outbending rim, deep and thick walled, made of light brown earthenware, fully covered with a reddish-brown slip and burnished. The three breastlike legs have two incisions each, and are working rattles, containing each many little ceramic balls.

Approx. dimensions:
Height:12.6cm; outsidediam:12cm; insidediam. 8.3cm; depth:8.8cm; maxwidth:13.5cm; weight: 636grams

Condition: Good and stable. Overall wear, scuffs, scratches commensurate to age (estimated 2,000 years). Repairs (reglueing) to rim with filling of the losses along the breaklines and also some local filling in the bottom. "Nipples" on 2 legs reconstructed. (Fillings/reconstructions less than 3% of total mass). Incrustations, kiln blackings, many fine manganese oxidation points. Light crackle of the engobe inside, leading to some "pitting" deep inside. No apparent (hairline) cracks.

Reference: "Tumaco 1000 ans d'art précolombien" by Yves Sabolo.

In private collection for many years. Acquired through a USA auction house.

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