Valdivia Stone Flat Figure,
ca. 2300 - 2000 B.C.
height 9in (22.9cm)
the stylized and powerful figure of a bird, perhaps an owl, with recessed eye area with squared pupils, deep grooves defining the torso, with diagonal markings by the feet; in green-gray stone with calcified roots throughout.
Private European Collection, prior to 1970
Galerie Phillip Ancart, Brussels