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Ceramic sculptures, 'Cuchimilco Couple' (pair, large) (Peru)

Standing with open arms, two large cuchimilcos proudly represent Peru's Chancay culture that flourished from 1200 to 1470 A.D. Their welcoming posture is believed to keep bad energies at bay. They are always found in pairs featuring a man and a woman, symbolic of divine duality, a belief held by all pre-Hispanic cultures. Walter Jose Acosta masters ceramic techniques as he crafts each statuette by hand. He expertly replicates the artistic stylizations of the Chancayechniques as he crafts each statuette by hand. He expertly replicates the artistic stylizations of the Chancay culture, featuring a large head and small arms extended upwards, resembling wings. The figures are nude except for masks, headdresses and bracelets. read more