Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Tumaco Bone Idol

Tumaco Bone Idol

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Implements: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1354423

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A rare Tumaco shamanic bone idol from Colombia, ca. 300 BC - 400 AD. This beautifully detailed figure is 4-3/4" high, carved from a rib and depicts a shaman wearing an elaborate headdress flowing down his back. He is posed with arms crossed and legs extended. A rare shamanic object used in fertility rites. Superbly detailed, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Valdez "Amerindian Signs", page 157.

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