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Andean Folklore Handcrafted Bull of Pucara Vessel Figurine, "Black Bull of Pucara"

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Working in ceramic, Walter Jose Acosta depicts a whimsical bull wearing flowers... more

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Working in ceramic, Walter Jose Acosta depicts a whimsical bull wearing flowers and covered with pre-Hispanic motifs. The torito de Pucará is celebrated during cattle branding ceremonies to ensure the animals will be fertile, and it is believed that the little bull guards families and households. A fusion of native Andean and Spanish imagery, these fancifully decorated bulls are crafted in ceramic in the town of Pucará.

  • 1.03 kgs
  • 2.3 lbs
  • 21 cm H x 25 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 8.25" H x 9.75" W x 4.7" D

  • Ceramic
  • Not watertight
  • 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
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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06/16/2016

"One of my favorite things"

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My black bull of Pucara is placed to greet me every morning as I leave my bedroom. I pat his head. Just looking at him makes me happy. The artistry of this piece is notable, but it is the spirit infused in the figurine that makes it special. I bought other of Mr. Acosta's pieces since I received this one. It is a perfect size for display. I am researching the history of the Legend of the Black Bull of Pucara. This fellow is inspirational.

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  • my dining room has an Andean feel, but the bull is the star of the display

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01/25/2019

"Friendly Bull of Pucara"

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Came exactly as pictured and described. Very nice craftsmanship with a nicely painted and antiqued finish. A lovable display piece and a reminder of my trip to the Sacred Valley of Peru.

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11/21/2018

"A great piece"

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I got this today and it was just as cute as it looked online. It even shipped quicker than expected. The bull has such a unique look and is very detailed. I actually bought it as a gift for someone else, but now I like it so much that Im keeping it!

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02/22/2018

"Black Bull of Pucara"

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We were blown away with how beautiful these bulls were on arrival. They are absolutely gorgeous and we received them beautifully wrapped and presented within two weeks when we wee expecting a 3 - 6 week delivery timeline. Many thanks, Walter Jose Acosta

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02/21/2021

"A Masterpiece!"

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I have searched for pre-Colombian replica figures for a long time. This piece stands out by its quality and beautiful details. I highly recommend this artist.

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Ceramic Sculpture Peru Beautiful Craftmanship

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  • Decorative Art on a Shelf

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01/31/2021

"Hey, I Know You!"

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I had a vision of these entities protecting me in an Ayahuasca ceremony. I had never seen or knew anything about them before. Then one day I stumbled across them on the Novice website, and I couldnt believe my eyes. They look extremely similar to what I saw in my journey. They items were in great condition and are made with excellent craftsmanship. Thank you!

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  • guarding my altar

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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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