Lot 139: Rare Inca Stone Canopa, ex-Arnovick

Artemis Gallery

November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, US

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, ca. 1300 to 1500 CE. A finely carved stone canopa or votive offering of an unusual animorphic form (not the typical camelid) with a hollowed out hole on the back used to make offerings to Pacchamama in order to ensure fertility and a healthy harvest. The opening would have been filled with tallow and buried in the field. Canopas were also regarded as prized personal items, carried by their owners as good-luck talismans. A wonderful example with a lovely patina. Size: 2.5" L x 2" H (6.4 cm x 5.1 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Peter Arnovick Collection, San Fran, CA

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Condition Report: Loss to tips of both ears, snout and back of head; expected surface wear.
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