Amerindian signs: 5,000 years of Precolumbian art in Ecuador
"Essays by D. Lavallee, F. Valdez, and T. Cummins provide context for specimens illustrating exceptional quality and diversity of coastal Ecuadorian ceramic art from Formative, Regional Developmental, and Integration Periods"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Introduction Francisco Valdez
The La Tolita Ceramic Tradition
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adornments aesthetic amerindian anatomical Anthropomorphic archaeological context archaeological phase artistic tradition attire Bahfa BAHIA bowl chiefdoms Chorrera artisans Chorrera ceramic Chorrera figurines Chorrera phase CLASSIC LA TOLITA Coaque coast Colombia colors context Cruz DePeron Collection cultural depicted dimensional ear spools Ecuador ecuadorian archaeology Effigy vessel Effigy whistling bottle engraved decoration Esmeraldas Esmeraldas province expression Formative Period geometric grms Guangala head headdress hieratical Hollow molded ceramic human figure iconographic ideological important incised decoration Jama Jama-Coaque artisans Jama-Coaque figurines La Tolita Machalilla Manteno mask MBCG MBCGN9GA MBCQ MBCQN9 Modeled ceramic molded and modeled nose ring objects ornaments Ornithomorphic Pan flute PANZALEO pendants personage polished ceramic Polychrome Polychrome molded pose post-firing paint pottery pre-Columbian Private Collection produced red paint red slip Regional Development Period representation ritual sculpture shaman shaped social society soldered statuettes style stylistic stylized surface symbolic techniques themes Tolita phase traces of post-firing TRANSITIONAL CHORRERA BAHIA Valdivia Valdivian figurines