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Decorative ceramic Cuzco vessel, 'Ai Apaec' - Moche Deity Handcrafted Ceramic Vessel with Nazca Motifs

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Moche Deity Handcrafted Ceramic Vessel with Nazca Motifs, "Ai Apaec"

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Depicted on a handcrafted ceramic vessel, the Moche deity Ai Apaec is the fierce... more

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Depicted on a handcrafted ceramic vessel, the Moche deity Ai Apaec is the fierce god of creation. He protected the Moche people, provided water, food and military triumphs. The image is characterized by his feline attributes, mythical mask, prominent eyebrows and sharp, aggressive fangs. Yet the face is essentially human. Monkeys stand guard over the twin handles, and the Nazca monkey, spider and hummingbird pose on the back. Working in ceramic, Dionisio Rojas crafts a unique decorative vase for the discerning collector.

  • 0.55 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 21 cm H x 16 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 8.25" H x 6.25" W x 2.8" D

  • Ceramic
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Thomas

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06/10/2021

"excellent example of detailed Moche style"

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This item will be a great addition to my collection of Inca/Andes archeological items. The Moche style is so precise and beautiful and I have several Moche pots in my collection.

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Marialyce

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09/08/2021

"Lovely Nativity"

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This Nativity brings memories of my visits to Machu Picchu. Its so pretty...such a beautiful work of art. Even the back of the piece shows the terracing of Mach Picchu. Love this.

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Marialyce

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09/08/2021

"Quality piece"

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This nativity is so pretty. Its a quality piece of artwork. I wont ever want to pack it away after Christmas! Its beautiful.

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Marnie

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08/19/2021

"A perfect big blue Pucara Bull!"

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First, this Pucara Bull looks huge; so much bigger and taller than I expected. He is very, very nicely painted in a lovely color of blue and I really will enjoy owning a fabled Pucara Bull. I especially like the manner in which Mr. Rojas has painted it. So many of the other Pucara Bulls are over-painted and garish. This Bull is perfect, very big and dignified. Well done Mr. Rojas, and thank you.

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Liliana

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07/22/2021

"Stunning nativity."

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Im a collector and have other pieces from Dionisio. This one I had to wait and be informed that it was available again. Last year I took one or two days to decide, and it was gone immediately. This is why when I was notified it was again available I did not hesitated and bought it. It is impressive. The amount of work, creativity and art in this nativity only speaks of Dionisios passion to create what is beautiful and artistic. thank You!!!! I will surely keep on buying from this artist again.

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Mary

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07/21/2021

"A Cherished Heirloom"

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The Andean Church Nativity arrived in England today. It is absolutely superb. The craftsmanship is wonderful and the whole scene is created with such skill and sensitivity. The packaging was outstanding; I was a little worried unwrapping the Nativity considering the distance it had travelled. It was perfect, every figure was carefully wrapped and protected, even down to the little bell. Thank you so much for the beautiful sculpture; I will treasure it always.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

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

Dionisio Rojas has received a $200 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

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