Pre-Columbian Ecuador, Jamacoaque Chone Standing Female Shaman Figure ; Jamacoaque Standing Female — Ecuador 300 BC - 400 AD A large Jama Coaque female figure from ancient Ecuador. This 'Chone Type' figure is wearing elaborate regalia and jewelry assemblages which indicates she is a person of great importance; a shaman or of the ruling elite. Certainly this individual is of high-ranking social status. Standing with arms to her sides with palms facing forward as is typical of the type.
desimonewayland: Whistle Bottle 950 B. - 350 B. Chorrera Culture, Ecuadorian North CoastThe artist has constructed a geometrical bottle, composed of twelve pentagonal facets, that may be interpreted as an idealized fruit or a mineral crystal.
The Valdivia Culture is one of the oldest settled cultures recorded in the Americas. It emerged from the earlier Las Vegas culture and thrived on the Santa Elena peninsula near the modern-day town of Valdivia, Ecuador between 3500 BC and 1800 BC.
Valdivia Venus Figures — Ecuador 3000 BC - 2500 BC Valdivia pottery "Venus" figures from Ecuador. Rare and very early artifacts; Valdivia is among the earliest known cultures to create art in the Americas.