Proud Warrior - copper and bronze vase
"In my work I seek to recover the folklore and joy of the Andean people."
Gleaming golden color defines the intricate Raimondi stela. Named for Antonio Raimondi, who discovered it, it depicts a deity from the Chavin culture known as the smiling god. The original, incised composition embodies duality within a figure, in this case an agricultural and fertility deity with splayed taloned feet. Depicted on a vase by Ana Maria Enciso, the deity holds two tall staffs. The original is housed in the National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology in Lima. This beautiful vessel also depicts a war god mask.
- Copper and bronze
- 0.3 lbs
- 5.5" H x 3.7" W x 3.1" D
- 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."