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Ancient Pre-Columbian Hand Carved Solid Stone Sitting "Dwarf" Equadorian Figures, Chorrera culture, ca. 700 – 500 BCE. Shipped Free US Only*

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*Shipped Free US Only EXCEPT ALASKA AND HAWAII.

These ancient carved stone figures are solid and in unusual and unbelievable "PRISTINE CONDITION" considering their age (NOT REPRODUCTIONS**). Please carefully view all pictures and the disclaimer as well, as they are part of the description and condition.

Presented here are two ancient figures: a male "dwarf" figure and a female "dwarf" figure, both reflecting the more refined sitting forms, classified as two of the many different defined typologies. They were fashioned out of beautiful hard stones. The body and face features are well executed and intact. Many of these figures have been found and offered with broken or damaged legs, BUT these RARE EXAMPLES have survived AS COMPLETE and IN THEIR ORIGINAL FORM WITH NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION. Carved stone Pre-Columbian objects are exceedingly more rare than ceramics due to the time and work involved in creating them compared to much easier manufactured ceramic pieces.

Guaranteed to be as pictured and described.

DISCLAIMER: These are NOT reproductions. They were purchased by me at an antique collection estate auction where the auction company announced all of the history of these carvings listed below** during the preview prior to the sale and again at the actual sale. THEY ALSO STATED THAT "Rare Ancient Pre-Columbian Carved human stone figures consistently each bring five figure realized prices in major auctions around the globe (Recently a similar small standing single figure sold for more than $1,800 on a museum website. On September 28th, 2014 a large 11 1/2" standing Pre-columbian Teotihuacan Figure sold for $4500 at a "Fine Pre-columbian Art Auction" by the Minerva Gallery). The cycladic art style of these RARE and highly sought after Pre-Columbian objects is unrivaled in ancient art. Carved stone figures are so desirable and mysterious that the Pre-Columbian tribes of the region went to the trouble of digging them up and interring them into their own temples! The artistic nature of these objects is so unusual and unique that immediately by sight alone, they are recognizable for their culture and region of origin!"

I AM OPEN TO A REASONABLE OFFER.

Dimensions: 4 3/4" Tall x 2" Wide x 2" Deep
Weight: 1 pound 9 1/2 ounces

**"Antient Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Figures from Ecuador, Chorrera culture, ca. 700 BCE – 500 BCE. They are actual sitting figures of a male and a female both with the characteristic “dwarf style" from pre-Columbian cultures. Dwarfs were believed to have magical powers in many pre-Columbian cultures and are often associated with shamanism ritual practices. The Chorrera culture or Chorrera tradition is a Late Formative indigenous culture that flourished between 1300 BCE and 300 BCE in Ecuador. Chorrera culture was one of the most widespread cultures in pre-Columbian Ecuador, spanning the Pacific lowlands to the Andean highlands, and even into southern Colombia. In 467 BCE, the Pululahua Volcano north of Quito erupted, sending volcanic ash over much of the western Ecuadorian lowland regions, which greatly reduced the expressions of Chorrera culture; however, some Chorrera settlements in the far north and south continued for several centuries. These evolved into more complex cultures of the Regional Developmental Period of 200 and 300 BCE."
*Shipped Free US Only EXCEPT ALASKA AND HAWAII.

These ancient carved stone figures are solid and in unusual and unbelievable "PRISTINE CONDITION" considering their age (NOT REPRODUCTIONS**). Please carefully view all pictures and the disclaimer as well, as they are part of the description and condition.

Presented here are two ancient figures: a male "dwarf" figure and a female "dwarf" figure, both reflecting the more refined sitting forms, classified as two of the many different defined typologies. They were fashioned out of beautiful hard stones. The body and face features are well executed and intact. Many of these figures have been found and offered with broken or damaged legs, BUT these RARE EXAMPLES have survived AS COMPLETE and IN THEIR ORIGINAL FORM WITH NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION. Carved stone Pre-Columbian objects are exceedingly more rare than ceramics due to the time and work involved in creating them compared to much easier manufactured ceramic pieces.

Guaranteed to be as pictured and described.

DISCLAIMER: These are NOT reproductions. They were purchased by me at an antique collection estate auction where the auction company announced all of the history of these carvings listed below** during the preview prior to the sale and again at the actual sale. THEY ALSO STATED THAT "Rare Ancient Pre-Columbian Carved human stone figures consistently each bring five figure realized prices in major auctions around the globe (Recently a similar small standing single figure sold for more than $1,800 on a museum website. On September 28th, 2014 a large 11 1/2" standing Pre-columbian Teotihuacan Figure sold for $4500 at a "Fine Pre-columbian Art Auction" by the Minerva Gallery). The cycladic art style of these RARE and highly sought after Pre-Columbian objects is unrivaled in ancient art. Carved stone figures are so desirable and mysterious that the Pre-Columbian tribes of the region went to the trouble of digging them up and interring them into their own temples! The artistic nature of these objects is so unusual and unique that immediately by sight alone, they are recognizable for their culture and region of origin!"

I AM OPEN TO A REASONABLE OFFER.

Dimensions: 4 3/4" Tall x 2" Wide x 2" Deep
Weight: 1 pound 9 1/2 ounces

**"Antient Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Figures from Ecuador, Chorrera culture, ca. 700 BCE – 500 BCE. They are actual sitting figures of a male and a female both with the characteristic “dwarf style" from pre-Columbian cultures. Dwarfs were believed to have magical powers in many pre-Columbian cultures and are often associated with shamanism ritual practices. The Chorrera culture or Chorrera tradition is a Late Formative indigenous culture that flourished between 1300 BCE and 300 BCE in Ecuador. Chorrera culture was one of the most widespread cultures in pre-Columbian Ecuador, spanning the Pacific lowlands to the Andean highlands, and even into southern Colombia. In 467 BCE, the Pululahua Volcano north of Quito erupted, sending volcanic ash over much of the western Ecuadorian lowland regions, which greatly reduced the expressions of Chorrera culture; however, some Chorrera settlements in the far north and south continued for several centuries. These evolved into more complex cultures of the Regional Developmental Period of 200 and 300 BCE."

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THE SHIPPING COST LISTED IS BASED ON USPS PRIORITY MAIL INSURED. IF IT APPEARS TO BE TOO MUCH FOR THE ITEM THAT YOU WANT TO PURCHASE, PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH YOUR COMPLETE SHIPPING ADDRESS INCLUDING ZIP CODE OR EXACT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ADDRESS SO THAT I CAN CHECK WITH FEDEX IN ORDER TO TRY AND FIND A MORE AFFORDABLE WAY FOR IT TO BE SHIPPED. YOU CAN THEN DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE.

YOU WILL NEVER OVERPAY FOR SHIPPING. ALL SHIPPING CHARGES ARE BASED ON THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE OVERALL PACKAGE TO BE SHIPPED AND ARE POSTED IN THE SHIPPING & POLICIES TAB OF THE ITEM YOU ARE VIEWING. IF THE ACTUAL SHIPPING CHARGE FOR YOUR PURCHASE IS LESS THAN WHAT YOU WERE CHARGED, I WILL REFUND THE ENTIRE DIFFERENCE TO YOU.

We pack our own items and use recyclable packing materials as well as previously used shipping boxes and packing materials. We ship to your Etsy address so please be sure it is correct.

You will be notified with tracking information. as soon as your item has been packed and shipped.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: International customs, import duties, taxes and charges are typically collected upon delivery or pickup and are the buyer's responsibility. Please considered them prior to your purchase and shipment authorization. Prospector Collections is not responsible for any of these types of charges and maintains zero liability. These import charges are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. Please check with your country's customs office prior to buying to determine what these additional costs will be.

International shipping viability will be at our discretion in determining the practicality for each item based upon size, weight and fragility. If it is deemed impractical, you will be notified and advised of your options (cancel and receive a full refund or pay the additional charges necessary in order to ship if you still want to purchase the item).

***DAMAGES DURING SHIPPING:
If a package and contents are damaged while in the hands of the shipping agent, the case must be reported immediately to us via Etsy Conversations. We will then file the proper insurance claim, handle it accordingly, and notify you. Digital photographs of the item and the packaging condition are required to support any damage claim and must also be sent via Etsy Conversations. Refund requirements will be determined only after photos are supplied so that we can file the proper insurance claim requirements. If there are various requirements presented to you in order to resolve the situation, please respond to us (or the insurance company if required) immediately regarding your claim in order for us to issue the proper monetary reimbursement as a refund through Etsy and/or accept a return of the item. If those options are NOT sent to us or directly the insurance company (if required), we cannot supply the information and/or photos required in order to have the insurance claim paid, and therefore I will NOT be able to refund your purchase. We'll do our best to adjust the transaction as quickly as possible.

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Ancient Pre-Columbian Hand Carved Solid Stone Sitting "Dwarf" Equadorian Figures, Chorrera culture, ca. 700 – 500 BCE. Shipped Free US Only*

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  • Vintage item
  • Height: 4 3/4 Inches
  • Width: 2 Inches
  • Depth: 2 Inches
  • Material: Ancient Stone Male And Female Carvings
  • Feedback: 51 reviews
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