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Chancay Sculpture of a Llama - K.079
Origin: Central Coast of Peru
Circa: 1000 AD to 1450 AD

Catalogue: V5
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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Though hardly naturalistic in it’s rendering, this little llama possesses a delightful vitality. The quick, light hand of the artist, perhaps a child apprenticed to a master, is everywhere in evidence. When we ourselves handle such apiece, we are placed directly in touch with another creative life, long forgotten save for such small tokens. - (K.079)


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