In 2009, an Inca offering was found at the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Complex. The offering was 3 mt deep and consisted of a polychromatic ceramic piece with small ovoid stones, quartz, malachite, and fluorite which resemble eggs. In addition, there were a ceremonial plate, marine shells, plain native gold without working and a “tupu” made of bone.
The Suche or Trichomycterus rivulatus is a native fish of cold waters at high zones such as lakes, lagoons and rivers. Nowadays, it is in danger of extinction.
“The moment of the ovulation of the suche is observed to predict the climate and the agricultural production. Placing eggs near the shore means a rainy year; when in deep parts, a dry year. This way the fish assures the humidity required for the development of its eggs”.
Nestor Chambi, “Ayllu y Papas”, 1995.
This masterpiece will be in display all this month of June at the Museo Garcilaso de la Vega, which is part of the Boleto Turistico, on Heladeros street.
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