Monumental Jama Coaque Figural Double Vessel, Manabi,
ca. 500 B.C. - A.D. 500
length 20 1/2in (52cm)
the rear olla with anthropomorphic figure and multitude of serpents in relief, connected to the front by three tubes, the front being a Shaman with removable head, wearing a serpent mask elaborate headdress, dress with serpents in relief and his hand being serpent heads; buff surface with remains of post-fired polychrome paint.
Sotheby's, New York, November 2000 (Lot 228)