• Culture/People:

    probably Bahía (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Female figure

  • Date created:

    250 BC-AD 250

  • Place:

    Vicinity of Caráquez; Bahía de Caráquez (Caráques); Sucre Canton; Manabí Province; Ecuador

  • Media/Materials:

    Pottery, paint

  • Techniques:

    Mold-made, modeled, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of T. Alejandro Santos (Timolio Alejandro Santos, 1865-1898), a New York City businessman who came to the U.S. from Ecuador; inherited by his widow, Mary O. Santos (Mary Onderdonk Long, 1867-ca. 1915); probably purchased by George Heye from Mrs. Santos in 1910 through Alejandro's brother, Julio R. Santos (1852-1911).

  • Dimensions:

    28 x 8 x 28 cm

  • Catalog number:

    2/7002

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