South American Artifacts

Aymara Ritual Cup


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Aymara ritual silver cup

Details


Item-Number:740023
Item-Description:Aymara ritual silver cup
Medium:Silver
Origin:Bolivia Andes - Aymara
Dimensions:Height 4.4 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: £95