Anthropomorphic Figure

Culture La Tolita350 B.C. - 350

Museo Casa del Alabado

Museo Casa del Alabado
Quito, Ecuador

Seated on stools, two La Tolita personages consume lime that releases the alkaloids from the wad of coca visible in their cheeks. The Sahaman may engage in spiritual communication alone or in family and community contexts like this one.


  • Title: Anthropomorphic Figure
  • Creator: Culture La Tolita
  • Date: 350 B.C. - 350
  • Provenance: Ecuadorian North Coast, Ecuadorian North Coast
  • Physical Dimensions: w12.4 x h9.8 cm
  • Culture: La Tolita
  • Type: Pottery
  • Rights: Museo Casa del Alabado. Inventoried by National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC), Museo Casa del Alabado
  • External Link: http://alabado.org/
  • Medium: Clay

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