Narino Coquero effigy from Colombian 12 1/2" tall
A large Narino Coquero effigy from Colombia, ca. AD 850 - 1500. It is 12-1/2 in high and depicts a male figure seated on a bench. He is depicted chewing coca leaves, as indicated by the large bulge in his right cheek. Extensive resist painted decor is used to create clothing and facial tattoos. Heavy mineral deposits. Ex Lark Mason. Cf. Labbe, Colombia Before Columbus, page 163.