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Peru Archaeology Clay Moche Soldier Replica Vessel, "Royal Moche Warrior"

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Tensed to leap into battle, a terracotta Moche warrior wears the regalia of the... more

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Tensed to leap into battle, a terracotta Moche warrior wears the regalia of the king's forces. Walter Jose Acosta realistically depicts the young fighting man with a shield on his wrist and a fearsome truncheon. The short tunic permits freedom of motion while his helmet is strapped on to ward off blows and is crowned with a ceremonial tumi blade. This huaco, or terracotta vessel is a realistic portrait of a man from Peru's pre-Inca Moche culture. Archaeologists believe these "hard portraits" were crafted for ceremonial purposes to guarantee a life after death. They have been found in tombs, and may be a way of identifying the dead as a member of Moche society.

  • 1.20 kgs
  • 2.6 lbs
  • 27 cm H x 16 cm W x 20 cm D
  • 10.75" H x 6.25" W x 7.75" D

  • Ceramic
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • Not signed by artist
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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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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Cristina

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10/13/2021

"Extremely vivid Moche vessel"

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Simply beautiful; an exceptional piece of art.

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Cristina

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10/13/2021

"Fantastic replica of a Nazca vessel!"

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Mr. Acosta succeeds in creating these amazing quality and beauty pieces. Thank you,

Purchased Item:

Nazca Condor, Hand Crafted Museum Replica Moche Ceramic Vessel

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Leigh

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09/21/2021

"Wonderful piece!"

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This beautiful little bull lives next to my fire place now. The quality is superb, as are all pieces from this artists workshop. I have several and its no exaggeration that his work is musuem quality. Packing is tremendous. Have no fear about damage intransit; everything is packed so well. I am happy reapeat customer and plan to add more pieces to my collection in the future.

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

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Cristina

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09/02/2021

"Moche Warrior"

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Mr. Acosta, your talent and skill are astonishing! This moche warrior vessel captures the expression of the Moche people.

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Cristina

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09/02/2021

"Beautiful Moche Vessel"

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Another masterpiece accomplished by Mr. Acosta! Thank you!

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Wild Moche Duck, Peru Archaeology Moche Duck Replica Decorative Clay Vessel

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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.

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