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Ceramic figurines, 'Cuchimilco Couple' (Pair) - Two Handmade Museum Replica Chancay Figurines from Peru Curate

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Two Handmade Museum Replica Chancay Figurines from Peru, "Cuchimilco Couple"

Standing with open arms, a cuchimilco couple proudly represent Peru's Chancay... more

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Standing with open arms, a cuchimilco couple proudly represent Peru's Chancay culture, which flourished from 1200 to 1470 A.D. Their welcoming posture is believed to keep bad energies at bay. Cuchimilcos are always found in pairs of a man and a woman, symbolic of divine duality. Walter Jose Acosta masters ceramic techniques as he crafts each museum replica figurine by hand.

  • 1.22 kgs
  • 2.7 lbs
  • Man: 22.5 cm H x 17 cm W x 9 cm D
  • Man: 8.75" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D
  • Woman: 21.5 cm H x 17 cm W x 9 cm D
  • Woman: 8.5" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D

  • Ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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 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 has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

Product Reviews By Customers
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"Love thid pair"

After visiting Peru, was saddened that we didnt bring home more art for home, for we fell in love with the people, food and history. Novica and this amazing artist have provided us with a lovely treasure for our home. We bought 4 pieces, and this pair is a joy to see each day. High craftmanship, skill, and attention to detail are qualities of each piece. Highly recommend this artist's work. As a history buff this pair is absolutely lovely. My husband loves them too!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: Christmas


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"Beautiful museum replicas"

We had seen numerous Chancay sculptures on a visit to the Larco museum in Lima, Peru. Walter's sculptures are beautifully done, the color and aging is really spot on! I love this pair, arms held wide, sitting at the top of my bookcase. They look far more expensive than you might expect for the price, they exceeded all my expectations! No need to worry about a breakable item being shipping from Peru- they were VERY well packed. This would make a delightful wedding gift for a traveling couple who appreciate world art!

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7 Testimonials for Walter Jose Acosta


Amazing what this man can do


Canterbury, UK

I have bought as an anniversary gift two beautiful vases from this greatly gifted artist and they were a great success. My husband loves precolombine ceramics and he was delighted to see the quality and beauty of the pieces. For sure I will buy pieces again from this artisan, so happy I bought them!

Kristen Witucki

Romney, WV, USA

I received ""Childbirth,"" and the artistry was truly stunning! The detail is exquisite on such a small sculpture. I always prefer sculptures which reveal a lot to touch, and this is one of those. It is rich with emotion.