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Hand Made Archaeological Ceramic Vase, "Chimu Priest"

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This extraordinary vase is a hand crafted Chimu replica by the talented Walter... more

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This extraordinary vase is a hand crafted Chimu replica by the talented Walter Jose Acosta. Working with ceramic, he shapes the long neck into a face. The main body is adorned with the painted image of a priest praying to the rain gods for a bountiful harvest. The ceramic art of the Chimu culture had one of three intentions, for daily domestic use, for ceremonies, or for burials, which usually were the most artistically elaborate. In general, Chimu ceramics are characterized by a metallic black hue.

  • 2.38 kgs
  • 5.2 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 21 cm W x 15.5 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 8.25" W x 6" D

  • Ceramic
  • For decorative use only
  • Not for use with water
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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01/31/2018

"One of best in my collection"

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Very impressive piece! Love the contrasting color relief on the basic dark earthen vase. Really stands out among my other pieces in the collection.

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Chimu Priest, Hand Made Archaeological Ceramic Vase

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05/07/2021

"Absolutely beautiful!"

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A masterpiece. Mr. Acosta is an innate artist, his work is truly amazing.

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Nazca Cormorant, Museum Replica Bird Theme Ceramic Vessel from Peru

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05/07/2021

"Exemplary work of art!"

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Every single detail is appreciated in this piece. A Moche vessel depicting life centuries ago in a realistic way.

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Moche Jailer, Fair Trade Archaeological Ceramic Sculpture

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05/07/2021

"One of my favorite Moche vessels by Mr. Acosta"

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This is a superb example of this artisans gift and precision in creating these prehispanic sculpture replicas. Beautiful, cannot get tired of admiring every detail and vivid expression.

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Moche Warrior, Hand Made Archaeological Ceramic Sculpture

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05/07/2021

"Cheerful and brightful sculpture."

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This piece is a beautiful decoration and art piece. Great quality, bright colors. Just beautiful.

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Little Llama, Handcrafted Ceramic Inca Replica Sculpture

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02/21/2021

"A Masterpiece!"

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I have searched for pre-Colombian replica figures for a long time. This piece stands out by its quality and beautiful details. I highly recommend this artist.

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Ceramic Sculpture Peru Beautiful Craftmanship

Best Uses

  • Decorative Art on a Shelf

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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.

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.

 
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