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Zoomorphic Mortar

Culture Valdivia4000 B.C. - 1500 B.C.

Museo Casa del Alabado

Museo Casa del Alabado

Figure that evokes the sun with its radiant aura. We are also reminded to original beings whose main elements are two piercing eyes. The cosmic power of the image is emphasized by red paint that originally adorned the surface of the piece.

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  • Title: Zoomorphic Mortar
  • Creator: Culture Valdivia
  • Date: 4000 B.C. - 1500 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w13,7 x h17,7 cm
  • Culture: Valdivia
  • Provenance: Museo Casa del Alabado. Inventoried by National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC), Ecuadorian North Coast, Ecuadorian North Coast
  • Type: Stonework
  • Rights: Museo Casa del Alabado
  • External Link: http://alabado.org/
  • Medium: Stone

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