Two fantastic carved frames making up a pair. The composition is entirely executed with dense carving barely leaving any gaps and in painstaking detail.
The carving is arranged around a central subject towards the top, consisting of a feminine figure with a distended belly and pronounced torso holding a horn of plenty in each hand. A great fanned ornamental comb or scallop shell rises above her head, made up of vine or acanthus leaf scrollwork. The carved shell is flanked, in turn, by two elegant exotic birds. To their sides, two little child figures draped in sashes help to hold up the horns with one hand, while in the other they support the rounded heads of fantastical long-beaked birds. The sides present undulating and straight carving with little heads of children or cherubs immersed in floral scrollwork. Towards the bottom, a child with a distended belly, arranged among scrollwork, balances and completes the composition. One might say that Cuzco was pushing the boundaries of fantasy in the anthropo-zoomorphic depiction and Andean vegetation of a carving whose sense of volume tends towards “horror vacui”.