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Very Large Pre-Colombian Effigy Container - Puruha Culture in Northern Ecuador

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    Posted 3 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4967 items)

    i did not believe this could possibly be a real pre-colombian piece until i got it home and examined it more closely and now, i'm convinced that it is. what do you folks think? it's 22 inches high. it looks very similar - Mayan, i think. Maybe Aztec? I need to do a lot of research on it. I picked it up at a 2nd hand shop in Berkeley today.

    is there a category for pre-columbian artifacts?

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i think this might be Chancay or Chimu from Peru.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i believe it's from the Puruha culture of the Ecuadorian / Colombian border.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      here's a much smaller one: https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/artemis-gallery/tall-ecuadorian-puruha-anthropomorphic-pottery-vessel-1281517
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      You sure did find one...Exactly like yours!!! Nice research. I love it when it happens like that. So do you still have it? Bet it fetched a bit more than the other smaller one!!!
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      i haven't sold it. i like to study them and just spend time w/ the pre-colombian things i find. so many mysteries!

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