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La Tolita Culture Developed from 500 BC - 500 AD in the coastal region of Ecuador.

La Tolita Culture Developed from 500 BC - 500 AD in the coastal region of Ecuador.

Cultura La Tolita: Se desarrolló en la costa norte del Ecuador. Esta figura cerámica representa a un sacerdote en éxtasis al ser transformado en una figura felínica.

Cultura La Tolita: Se desarrolló en la costa norte del Ecuador. Esta figura cerámica representa a un sacerdote en éxtasis al ser transformado en una figura felínica.

Mexico demands halt to Sotheby's pre-Columbian auction

Mexico demands halt to Sotheby's pre-Columbian auction

JAMA COAQUE. En este ser alado se conjugan el cielo y la tierra. Con los brazos tienta la levedad del aire el aseverase. Así como un pájaro humano le recordarán en su comarca.

JAMA COAQUE. En este ser alado se conjugan el cielo y la tierra. Con los brazos tienta la levedad del aire el aseverase. Así como un pájaro humano le recordarán en su comarca.

*|* Amazonia, Ecuador Shaman.  From the Flickr stream of photos under the Amazon section of the Embassy of Ecuador based in Washington. D.C.

*|* Amazonia, Ecuador Shaman. From the Flickr stream of photos under the Amazon section of the Embassy of Ecuador based in Washington. D.C.

Warrior Figurine with Shield. Mexico, Classic Maya, Jaina style, 600-900

Warrior Figurine with Shield. Mexico, Classic Maya, Jaina style, 600-900

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

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.

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

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

Vessel with Snake-Lady Scene | LACMA Collections

Vessel with Snake-Lady Scene | LACMA Collections