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Product ID: 181096

Hand Made Archaeological Ceramic Vase, "Chimu Priest"

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This extraordinary vase is a hand crafted Chimu replica by the talented Walter... more

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This extraordinary vase is a hand crafted Chimu replica by the talented Walter Jose Acosta. Working with ceramic, he shapes the long neck into a face. The main body is adorned with the painted image of a priest praying to the rain gods for a bountiful harvest. The ceramic art of the Chimu culture had one of three intentions, for daily domestic use, for ceremonies, or for burials, which usually were the most artistically elaborate. In general, Chimu ceramics are characterized by a metallic black hue.

  • 2.38 kgs
  • 5.2 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 21 cm W x 15.5 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 8.25" W x 6" D

  • Ceramic
  • For decorative use only
  • Not for use with water
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Thomas

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01/31/2018

"One of best in my collection"

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Very impressive piece! Love the contrasting color relief on the basic dark earthen vase. Really stands out among my other pieces in the collection.

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Chimu Priest, Hand Made Archaeological Ceramic Vase

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Tatyana

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01/14/2022

"Outstanding"

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Outstanding art piece in my terracotta collection!

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Tatyana

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01/14/2022

"Terrific"

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Terrific art piece in my terracotta collection!

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Tatyana

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01/14/2022

"Astonishing"

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Astonishing art piece in my terracotta collection!

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Moche Owl God, Archaeological Ceramic Sculpture

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Kunthavai

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12/09/2021

"Masterpiece"

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Simply stunning ! I think I have never seen such a beautiful piece of work. Thank you !

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Andean Mountain Cat, Peru Archaeology Mountain Cat Ariballo Replica Vessel

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Cristina

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10/13/2021

"Realistic expression depicting Moches culture"

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Goes great with my other Moche warriors made by Mr. Acosta.

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

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