Inca Symbolism - Copper and Bronze Vase
Gleaming golden color defines Inca symbols. A warrior mask, the god Wiracocha and a ceremonial tumi blade accompany images from the intricate Raimondi stela. Named for Antonio Raimondi, who discovered it, the stela depicts a deity from the Chavin culture known as the smiling god. The original is housed in the National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology in Lima. Ana Maria Enciso works in copper and bronze to craft this beautiful vase.
- 0.6 lbs
- 4.3" H x 6.5" W x 5.25" D
- Copper, bronze
- Made in Peru, ships from US
"I was born on April 17, 1952. For 24 years I have dedicated myself to metalwork in the city where I got married to an able smith, from whom I learned the art of working with silver and plaques. Today we have a small family business, in which my children are also involved, and we work together with dedication, constantly developing new products.
"What inspires me on a daily basis is the endless desire to improve personally and economically. In my work I seek to recover the folklore and joy of the Andean people. My products have been exhibited in craft fairs in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico, receiving a warm welcome and a grateful impression among the people who have appreciated my work."