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19th Century Pucara Pottery Bull Vessel / Roof Tile

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: South American: Pre 1900: Item # 1154603

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19th Century Pucara Pottery Bull, Peru ca. 1820 - 1850. Inhabitants of Pucara have produced these pottery bulls for more than 2500 years. Ritual object crafted by hand without molds. Only two mechanical objects are used: a hollow tube is used to mark the eyes and a small mold serves to shape the decorative roses. Authentic Andean Folk Art and in the form of a ritual flask for drinking chicha. The cattle blood was drunk by the head priest during the cattle branding ceremony. Today contemporary bulls are place on the roofs of homes for good luck and prosperity. 17" high x 19" long. Two front legs professionally reattached but otherwise in very good condition.