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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 Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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16

From Florida

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05/13/2021

"I bought two sets"

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Love them so much! they are small and grand at the same time. I am so glad I bought them. They will be loved and cherished for a lifetime! This artist is very skillful and I look forward to more purchases from him.

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  • decoration

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04/11/2021

"Dramatic nativity!"

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Love it!

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03/17/2021

"A Treasure"

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Its a piece of strong, accurate architecture with the Nativity figures all beautifully placed and painted.

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From Wisconsin

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01/02/2021

"collector of nativities"

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very unique-gorgeous --always gets noticed

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From Canada

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12/13/2020

"Pride of place"

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This splendid vase is the capstone of my collection. It is beautifully Crafted and will be treasured forever.

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Fascinating iconography!

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02/04/2020

"Striking!"

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Absolutely beautiful with outstanding craftsmanship!

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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.

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

 
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