Alpaca Offering Container (Canopa)

Alpaca Offering Container (Canopa)


Peru, Inka style



Overall: 6.6 x 10.8 x 3.9 cm (2 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1951.178

Fun Fact

This stone llama was an offering buried to ensure health and fertility for domestic animals.


An unknown substance was placed in the back cavity of this alpaca before it was buried as an offering.

See also
AA - Andes
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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