The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 22, 2024

Alpaca Offering Container (Canopa)

Alpaca Offering Container (Canopa)

Overall: 6.6 x 10.8 x 3.9 cm (2 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)
Location: 232 Andean

Did You Know?

This stone llama was an offering buried to ensure health and fertility for domestic animals.


An unknown substance was placed in the back cavity of this alpaca before it was buried as an offering.
  • ?-1951
    Emery May Holden Norweb [1895-1984] and Raymond Henry Norweb [1894-1983], Cleveland OH, 1951, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Juxtapositions. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (September 11-October 10, 1965).
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