Tumaco-La Tolita culture – Northern Ecuador, La Tolita - Monte Alto Region – 500 BCE - 500 CE
|Object:||A tripod (rattle) vessel in earthenware|
|Century/ Timeframe:||500 BCE - 500 CE|
|Dimensions (in cm):||height 12.6 cm x maxdiam. 12 cm|
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.
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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|Member since:||December 2, 2015|
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