Ancient Inca Vessel Conopa pre Columbian 1470-1532 AD

Ancient Inca Vessel Conopa pre Columbian 1470-1532 AD

SKU: P39

Circa 1470-1532 AD pre-Columbian Inca ritual offering vessel Conopa in the shape of a Llama. Hand carved from a fine brown 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).

Llama fat and blood mixed with coca leaves were presented to the gods.

MEASUREMENTS: 3 inches (9 cm) long and 2 5/8 inches (6 cm) tall.


"Handbook of South American Indians" Vol. 2

"The Andean Civilizations" by Julian H. Steward 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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