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Ceramic vessel, 'Whistling Nazca Centipede'

Item # 51428
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Shaped of clay and painted by hand, this vessel is actually a whistle that features two spouts joined by a curved handle. Walter Jose Acosta replicates art from Peru's ancient Nazca culture. It depicts a centipede and is treated to look like an aged archeological treasure. Made in Peru.
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • 5.0" H x 10.0" W x 4.9" D
  • Weight: 1.9 lb
  • Ceramic
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Walter Jose Acosta

Artisan Walter Jose Acosta Jose Acosta says, 'Our ancestors crafted beautiful and complex pieces with only their hands as tools, without the kind of technology we have nowadays,' Jose Acosta says. 'Through their work they expressed all that they saw and wondered about, their thoughts and beliefs. I feel that Peruvian ceramic art is a way to communicate with our ancestors and to keep them alive. Believe it or not, some archeologists have been fooled by my work! That's because of the aging process I use with my pieces.'

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