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Archaeological Museum Style Ceramic Sculptures (Pair), "Cuchimilco Protection"

Standing with open arms, a couple of cuchimilcos proudly represents Peru's... more

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Standing with open arms, a couple of cuchimilcos proudly represents Peru's Chancay (1200 - 1470 A.D.). Their welcoming posture is believed to keep bad energies at bay. They are always found in pairs featuring a man and a woman symbolic of divine duality, a belief held by all pre-Hispanic cultures. Walter Jose Acosta masters ceramic techniques as he crafts each statuette by hand. He expertly replicates the artistic stylizations of the Chancay culture featuring a large head and small arms extended upwards, resembling wings. They are semi nude and adorned with red lines.

  • 1.59 kgs
  • 3.5 lbs
  • Man: 25 cm H x 17 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • Man: 9.75" H x 6.75" W x 2.6" D
  • Woman: 23.5 cm H x 17 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • Woman: 9.25" H x 6.75" W x 2.6" D

  • Ceramic
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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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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06/19/2016

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"Fabulous Pair of Figurines"

These Cuchimilco protection figurines are superbly detailed, and absolutely adorable. The artistry alone makes them museum quality. I'm proud of them, and they are displayed in a very prominent place.

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  • This was a gift for: Father
  • Occasion: Christmas

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"man and woman"

These sculptures are delightful

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09/30/2017

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"Cuchimilco decorative art."

Wonderful memento of my visit to Peru. The quality of the artist's work is very representative of the ancient sculptures...very good work.

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Roger

Amazing what this man can do

Ana

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.
 
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