Ancient Inca Stone Conopa, pre Columbian

Ancient Inca Stone Conopa, pre Columbian

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Ancient Inca Stone Conopa, pre Columbian
Ancient Inca Stone Conopa, pre Columbian
Ancient Inca Stone Conopa, pre Columbian
Ancient Inca Stone Conopa, pre Columbian

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Circa 1470-1532 AD pre-Columbian Inca ritual offering vessel Conopa in the shape of an Alpaca. Hand carved of a black fine grained stone, then polished with sand and water, with a hole in its back called a "qocha" (lagoon)-the container for offerings during the ceremony "haywarisqa" (ceremony of offerings) in which Alpaca fat and blood mixed with coca leaves were presented to the gods.
MEASUREMENTS: 11 cm (4 inches) long and 8 cm (3 1/8 inches) tall.
REFERENCES:
"Handbook of South American Indians",
"Vol. 2 The Andean Civilizations" by Julian H. Steward, Editor, p. 248, 400-402, 509, 520-521
"Pre-Columbian Cities", by Jorge E. Hardoy, pp. 400-404
"The World Atlas of Archaeology", p. 361
"The Oxford Companion to Archaeology", by Brian M. Fagan, p. 340-346
"Circa 1492 -Art in the Age of Exploration" page 597.

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  • P31
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  • Year
  • circa 1400 AD
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