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Ceramic sculpture, 'Cuchimilco Protector' - Ceramic sculpture Curate

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Ceramic sculpture, "Cuchimilco Protector"

A cuchimilco, believed to keep bad energies at bay, proudly represents Peru's... more

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A cuchimilco, believed to keep bad energies at bay, proudly represents Peru's Chancay culture. Cuchimilcos are usually 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 this statuette by hand. He expertly replicates the artistic stylizations of ancient Andean peoples.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 17.5 cm H x 9 cm W x 6.4 cm D
  • 7" H x 3.5" W x 2.5" D

  • Ceramic
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • 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!

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

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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"Beautiful piece!"

Full of splendid detail (just as you can see in the photos on the site), this piece looks even better in my home than I thought it would.

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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.