La Tolita / Tumaco Ichtyomorphic Grater - For Sale
La Tolita / Tumaco Ichtyomorphic Grater
Meticulously crafted ceramic plaque. Grater function is doubtful as insignificant wear on these objects has been observed. Our hypothesis is that these instruments were used for removing fish scales or used for ritual purposes. Red pigment on outer rim. Intact. Measures 9 1/2". Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 600BC/400AD. Also, this item has been published in Prima Dell America 4000 Anni Di Arte Precolombiana a Cura Di Giuliana Zanetti, pg.253. Both custom made display and book will accompany this piece.