November 27, 2012 11:17 AM Subscribe
Can you help me identify and replace a smashed up clay figurine?
posted by powerbumpkin to Society & Culture (5 answers total)
A friend sent this
to me in the mail as a wedding gift. Unfortunately she packed it badly and it was smashed into many bits. I've put it back together again using super glue (felt like an archaeologist!) but it's still got lots of visible seams and even some large gaping holes because some pieces were just obliterated into dust.
It appears to be some type of Native American art--when I called to thank her she said she thinks it is Peruvian.
I really want to get another similar one so she never knows it was smashed. It was probably not really in her price range to begin with (she's a below poverty wage earner with a bunch of expensive medical problems) and I want her feeling good about her gift if she comes to visit and sees it. Plus I really like it so i want one that's not all banged up! Thanks in advance.