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Ceramic vase, 'Chimu Priest' - Hand Made Archaeological Ceramic Vase Curate

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Chimu Priest Hand Made Archaeological Ceramic Vase

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
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 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.

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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"One of best in my collection"

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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Walter Jose Acosta

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Walter Jose Acosta

Ceramic archaeological replicas

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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.