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Decorative ceramic vessel, 'Chancay Effigy' - Ancient Peruvian Chancay Style Decorative Vessel in Clay Curate

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Ancient Peruvian Chancay Style Decorative Vessel in Clay, "Chancay Effigy"

A solemn personage stands on what appear to be a set of drums, beautifully... more

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A solemn personage stands on what appear to be a set of drums, beautifully depicted in ceramic. Walter Jose Acosta takes his inspiration from Peru's vast archaeological heritage, replicating the work of the ancestors. This intriguing decorative vessel reinterprets a whistle from the Chancay people.

Please note: This is a decorative item, and not designed for use as a whistle.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 21.5 cm H x 18 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • 8.5" H x 7" W x 2.6" D

  • Ceramic
  • For decorative use only
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Walter Jose Acosta has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of a new kiln as well as in clay, pigments and paintbrushes.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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"This work of art is pure joy to me!"

I am thrilled to have received the Ancient Peruvian Chancay whistle made by Walter Jose Acosta! It was tenderly wrapped and had a beautiful little ornament attached to the ribbon. Such care and artistry was taken, and I am profoundly grateful. I have shared photos of it on my facebook page, and will continue to support and promote his work! Thank you! Sharon

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7 Testimonials for Walter Jose Acosta


Amazing what this man can do


Canterbury, UK

I have bought as an anniversary gift two beautiful vases from this greatly gifted artist and they were a great success. My husband loves precolombine ceramics and he was delighted to see the quality and beauty of the pieces. For sure I will buy pieces again from this artisan, so happy I bought them!

Kristen Witucki

Romney, WV, USA

I received ""Childbirth,"" and the artistry was truly stunning! The detail is exquisite on such a small sculpture. I always prefer sculptures which reveal a lot to touch, and this is one of those. It is rich with emotion.