© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AB0319-1586
A COATIMUNDI-SHAPED WHISTLE - CHORRERA CULTURE, ECUADOR, C. 500 BC
Fired clay
Chorrera culture, Ecuador, c. 500 BC

A small whistle depicting a lying coatimundi, nicely delineated with round eyes, a pointy snout, small cup-shaped ears, limbs and tail. The spout and handle centered on its top. The coatimundi (or coati) was easily tamed and its funny antics made it a great pet among the ancients of the Americas.

Dimensions: HEIGHT 9 CM, LENGHT 11 CM
Condition: Optical appearance very good, restoration to exposed areas
Provenance: Arte Primitivo Auction, New York, 1990, then property of Galerie Alt-Amerika in 2009

Nachverkauf:  € 750

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