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Copper and bronze mask, 'Ai Apaec' - Unique Copper and Bronze Wall Mask Curate

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Unique Copper and Bronze Wall Mask, "Ai Apaec"

Ai Apaec, the most revered of Moche deities, wears the sun for a crown in a mask... more

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Ai Apaec, the most revered of Moche deities, wears the sun for a crown in a mask of powerful elegance. Angel Franco is inspired by the divine character known as Lord Decapitator, as well as Lord Creator, whose name actually means "He who gets things done." His image usually adorned the breastplates of high-ranking Moche functionaries. They had them throughout their lives and were buried with them. The mask was characterized by slanted eyes and ear muffs. Franco works with galvanized bronze and copper as he creates contrasts of color and texture in the crafting of this mask.

  • 0.11 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 19 cm W x 1 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 7.5" W x 0.4" D

  • Copper and bronze
  • Do not use abrasives
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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"Metal work has been part of Peruvian culture since before the Incas. It is an inheritance that my father taught me and I have taught my children. In our workshop, we make many replicas of Inca and traditional Peruvian art. We use brass, copper and silver like our ancestors did. This keeps our culture alive."

Angel still supports most of his family. He provides for his own wife and the wife of his eldest son. He pays for the education of his children. His Novica sales enable him to do so, providing a steady source of income for the family.

Angel Franco has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of bronze and copper for his metalwork.

Angel has four children. His eldest son is unable to pay for the education of his two daughters. Angel provides for his granddaughters' education.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Product Reviews By Customers

4 Testimonials for Angel Franco

Angel's craftsmanship is astounding; I will have to purchase from him again!


Bello, Bellissimo my Luky Tumy looks great on my wall. The quality is excellent. Complimenti Angel Patric Lusenti


Portland, Oregon