This is a beautiful hand cast bronze peruvian llama figure.
The Bronze Peruvian Llama
Measures 1 3/2″ wide x 1/2″ depth x 1 3/4″ height.
The Chavin People and Llama’s (Camelids)
The Chavin civilization demonstrated advanced skills and knowledge in metallurgy, soldering, and temperature control. Chavin used early techniques to develop refined gold work. The melting of metal had been discovered at this point and was used as a solder. The people domesticated camelids, such as llamas. Camelids were used for pack animals, for fiber, and for meat. The Chavin produced ch’arki, or llama jerky. This product was commonly traded by camelid herders and was the main economic source of the Chavin people.