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Pre-Columbian Ceramic Plaque
Chuchu, Southern Peru, Inca Hinterlands
Found in Caves, Caches, Tombs, Sacred Places
Circa AD1000—AD1500
Fired Clay with Painted Polychrome Pigments.


A beautiful ceramic plaque from an intriguing ancient Peruvian tradition, hand painted with stylized human and alpaca figures as well as dotted motifs in orange, red, and green pigments. These minimalist forms are reminiscent of rock art, and researchers believe that plaques like this were placed as offerings to Pacha Mama and Pacha Papa (Mother and Father Earth) to insure health among the livestock and among human inhabitants of the clan.


Size: 8.3" wide x 6.75" tall.


Provenance: ex private Hawaiian collection; ex-private Hillberg collection, Sonoma County, California, USA, acquired between 1960 and 1970

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Ancient Hand Painted Inca Panel

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