His costume is unlike that seen in any other Mesoamerican portrayals and his expression, even though partially obscured by the eye rings that some scholars connect with the Aztec Rain God Tlaloc, radiates a sense of quiet, internalized contemplation. Is he human, perhaps a young lord, or is he a god? (Height: 47 cm.) Photograph by Antonio Vizcaíno, published in Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz, México, 1988. Seated male sculpture
La Tolita, Ecuador, c. 500 BC - 300 AD. Superb terracotta maskette! Deeply incised with a variety of intricate designs. The individual is lavishly adorned with multiple nose ornaments and complex ear ornaments.
Galeria Contici - La Tolita Shamanistic Jaguar Head Very desirable jaguar head. Large fragment of a jaguar-man figure. Typical high ash deposit clay. Modeled with finely placed applique. Though a fragment, it displays beautifully. Northern Esmeraldas