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Peru Archaeology Mountain Cat Ariballo Replica Vessel, "Andean Mountain Cat"

The ariballo is a recipient that dates from pre-Inca times. It takes its name... more

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The ariballo is a recipient that dates from pre-Inca times. It takes its name from its similarities to such bottles used in ancient Greece. Walter Jose Acosta crafts this exquisite example in hand-painted terracotta. Working in red, black and tan – colors favored by pre-Hispanic peoples – he recreates geometric and animal motifs. An enigmatic feline graces the front, perhaps alluding to the Andean mountain cat, considered a sacred animal by the Aymara and Quechua peoples.

  • 0.95 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 26.5 cm H x 17 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 10.5" H x 6.75" W x 6" 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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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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Jose

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06/18/2022

"Perfect!"

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Just received this piece of art today. Way beyond my expectation. Excellent and safe packaging. Happy Fathers Day to me!

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Evan

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06/14/2022

"Beautiful Craftsmanship!"

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This stirrup spout vessel is truly remarkable. As someone who is passionate about civilizations of the pre-Columbian era, the Moche culture of Peru is one of the most fascinating. Ive been reading about the place of bats within pre-Columbian civilizations recently and have been astonished by the rich history and allegory that surrounds bats in the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica and South America. I will treasure this piece of art for the rest of my days.

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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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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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