Ceramic Museum Replica Sculpture, "Moche Dolphin"
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The art of the Moche people inspire Walter Jose Acosta to replicate a handsome huaco shaped like a dolphin. Featuring pointed teeth and holding knives in its fins, the dolphin is portrayed as a hunter. Acosta crafts the impressive sculpture by hand with ceramic and natural pigments for color. The piece is treated to appear like an aged piece.
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.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
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.
"Stunning reproduction of Moche pottery"
Just love it! The detail is exquisite; it compares to the finest museum pieces. The shipping was prompt, and the packaging was very, very sturdy. There are no worries about a piece being broken in transit with this type of packing. I would have no hesitation buying from this artist again!
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