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Alpaca Offering Container (Canopa)

Alpaca Offering Container (Canopa)

1400-1532

Peru, Inka style

(1400-1532)

Stone

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.

Description

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

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

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