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Torito de Pucara Antique Painted Terra Cotta Pottery Peruvian Bull Sculpture



Vintage handcrafted Torito de Pucara terra cotta traditional Folk Art ceramic bull. Since 1908 these bulls or Torito de Pucaras have been traditionally sold at the Pucara train station. Originally used in marking ceremonies, cattle branding; for procreation of livestock, and for protection, happiness and fertility in married life; these ceramic bulls have become a symbol of the Peruvian Andean south identity. Believed to bring good luck and prosperity, Pucara bulls are often placed on the roofs of houses by inhabitants of the town. Good vintage condition with expected wear. Please see images for general condition and imperfections (minor paint loss, chips, dings, etc.) Believed to be circa mid-20th century.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Width: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1908-1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please view detailed images for general condition, age and wear.
  • Seller Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU887823615812

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Diego, CA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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