About this object


Pre-Columbian; resembles figures from the Jama-Coaque culture, which developed on the Ecuadorian coast between Cape San Francisco and the Bay of Caráquez (c. 500 B.C.E.-1531 C.E.).

Physical description

Hand-moulded, unslipped clay figure. The male is wearing a tall hat and elaborate circular earrings. He has elongated eyes, and a simple incision denotes the mouth. The nose has been broken. There is a large collar around the figure's neck. He is depicted in ithyphallic form, with his arms at his sides, and his legs held together.