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South American Artifacts

Aymara Ritual Cup

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Aymara ritual silver cup


Item-Description:Aymara ritual silver cup
Origin:Bolivia Andes - Aymara
Dimensions:Height 6.5 cm
Age:19th century
Provenance:Collected Bolivia 1974 from a local family
Condition:Good condition (item uncleaned)
Notes:Known as awarint kupanaka, such cups were used across the Andes by Quechua, Chipaya and Aymera Indians to offer blessings of cane alcohol during rituals.

Price: £140