12 November 2004
AN ECUADORIAN SHELL VOTIVE OFFERING
ca. 1200-300 B.C.
The spondylus of tusk-shape carved with an athropomorphic figure with small hands to sides and concave facial area with deeply sunken eyes.
Height 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.)
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