One of the earliest sculptural traditions of the ancient Americas was that of the Valdivia culture, which began around 3550 BC and lasted until approximately 1500 BC along the Pacific Coast of present-day Ecuador.
Among the earliest ceramic figural art in South America is the figurine tradition of the Valdivia culture, which arose on the Guayas Coast of southwestern Ecuador sometime after 3200 BCE. Valdivia figurines are made of two rolls of clay pressed together a
Ritual Figurines B.) the Valdivia Culture emerged from the earlier Las Vegas culture which thrived on the Santa Elena peninsula near the Valdivia, Ecuador. It is one of the oldest settled cultures recorded in the Americas.
AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON - CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. - With prominent neck hump, the muzzle extending into the spout, with short horns and a notched ridge representing the dewlap, and notched vertical tail, on four stocky legs 11 7/8 in. (30 cm.) high
Goddess figure from the island of Kárpathos, Aegean Sea about BC, Neolithic Age, probablyi the earliest stone sculpture from Greece - at the British Museum
Size: 22 3/8 x 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (56.83 x 24.77 x 21.59 cm) Style: 6th century, Kofun Physical Description: standing female figure with proper left arm bent, hand at side; flat mask like face, adorned by earrings and necklace; ridged dress extends to floor covering legs and feet Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund