A larger Incan Caullama Stone Conopa in the form of a heavy fleeced Suri Alpaca.
Shows 4 folds of hair falling from the neck. Hair over eyes with open mouth. Toroidal
shaped qocha (reservoir) ground into back. Passed down in generations from father
to the eldest son. Used in ceremonies to increase their herd. According to Spanish
chronicles, black alpacas were made as offerings on special ceremonies. Made from
Andesite stone. Typical Conopas are generally less than 5” in length. This effigy
figurine is massive in comparison and in Choice condition. Measure 7.25" (18.41cm)
Note: The qocha in this Conopa is not simply created with a straight hole, but rather made into a meticulously torus shaped well. The opening is smaller than the inside with inner walls being smooth. A very time consuming process.