ECUADOR, coastal region, Guayas & Manabi provinces, Manteño culture, c. 800-1534, a high culture that endured into Spanish colonial times.

a) Esmeraldas province, La Tolita island, copper ceremonial "war" hachita, 222x114mm, 117.5g, too thin for actual use, and there is no evidence of such, was either ceremonial or offertory, nice, $350.00 sold
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b) Esmeraldas, Santa Elena, copper chisel, 172x43mm, 366g, as is usually the case with these things there is no evidence of use, nice hard patina patches, choice in every way, $200.00
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c) Huancavilla, copper hachita, 118x112mm overall, 40mm wide base with ridged sides & butt, hole in middle, 65g, a consensus seems to be developing that these had a quasi-monetary use, small original split at blade edge, otherwise completely excellent, $220.00 sold
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d) another, 110x110mm overall, 65x45mm base, raised edges on sides hole in middle, 10mm thick at butt, 90g, 9mm split at blade edge, otherwise completely excellent, $220.00 sold
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The following are modern handmade reproductions in brass of copper originals.
mask, 227mm (9 inches) tall, 170mm (6.75 inches) wide, $40.00 sold
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ECUADOR, Manteño culture, c. 800-1534, brass reproduction pectoral with "gorgonion" decoration, 132mm (5.25 inches) tall, 198mm (7.75 inches) wide,  "VF" $25.00 sold 9/4/2008
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