This llama figure conopa is believed to be an early
style made before European contact. It's small and
has drilled holes for the eyes. There is also one
"crease" cut on the bottom which is a single small
groove that looks like a cut mark. This "crease"
is supposed to be an indicator that it comes from
a certain small area near Cuzco, Peru where these
marks were applied. This example is made of a
particularly colorful stone. The conopa artists were
fully aware of how color could enhance the finished
able to take advantage of the lighter color to
highlight the head and back area. It measures
fat within the cavity in it's back and in both eyes.