Moche Childbirth Vessel; Museum Replica

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Historically, the Moche of ancient Peru depicted all aspects of life in their highly developed ceramic art. Replicating museum treasures, Walter Jose Acosta depicts a scene from the women's domain. A pregnant woman sits on another's lap as her child is born. The midwife kneels at her feet, gently receiving the tiny child. Acosta's work is expressive, almost reverent, as he exalts his country's rich history.

Born in the Huambo province in the Amazon region of Peru, Acosta attended the School of Fine Arts as a teenager.  There he learned about design and techniques for creating Pre-Columbian replicas. 

"The message Walter Jose Acosta want his art to convey is that “our ancestors crafted beautiful and complex pieces with only their hands as tools, without the kind of technology we have nowadays. Through their work, they expressed all that they saw and wondered about from their environment, their thoughts, and beliefs. Clay was their medium. I feel that Peruvian ceramic art is a way to communicate with our ancestors and to keep them alive for the coming generations.”

 For decorative use only.

0.7 lbs

5.5" H x 3.2" W x 5.75" D


Signed Museum replica

Made in Peru.



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