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probably Tumaco–La Tolita (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Auction venue
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (Sotheby Parke Bernet/Parke-Bernet Auction House)
Presenter/funding source
Donald C. Webster (Donald Colin Webster/Ben Webster), Non-Indian, 1930-1997
Previous owner
Arts of the Four Quarters
Possible owner
Alan C. Lapiner (Alan Charles Lapiner), Non-Indian, 1933-1975
Object Name
Pottery, paint
Coiled/hand built, modeled, painted, perforated
Object Type
Music and Sound
La Tolita; Eloy Alfaro Canton; Esmeraldas Province; Ecuador
Island Name
Isla de la Tola
Date created
400 BC–AD 500
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Arts of the Four Quarters, a New York City gallery owned by art collector and dealer Alan Lapiner (1933-1975); purchased by MAI at an auction of the inventory of Arts of the Four Quarters held by the Parke-Bernet Galleries (New York City) in 1972 using funds donated by Donald Colin "Ben" Webster (1930-1997. an investment banker and pre-Columbian art collector).
Catalog Number
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Tumaco–La Tolita (archaeological culture)
Music and Sound
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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