Nice example of a Bahia de Caraquez - La Plata type seated shaman. Evidence of cranial deformation in practice. Legs crossed and hands are held to his knees as in a spiritual state. Hint of post fired pigments are visible. Head garment, ear plugs and nose ring are intact and in overall nice condition. Manabi region, Ecuador. 500BC/500AD. Measures just under 7" in height. 17.5 cm. Includes TL test.