On this page my large and rare collection of Peruvian dice, that I acquired in 2000 in Cusco and Lima.|
Most of them are stone and marble dice with a variety of symbols.
All dice are handmade with carved or grooved symbols.
Up to now I think the meaning of these symbols is the following:
- Sun: Man (wiracocha)
- Moon: Woman
- Fist: Force or Money
- Snake: Intelligence
- Star (explosion?): War
- Ground: Pachamama
All dice are photograped twice so that you can see all six faces of the dice.
Note that the dice with pips do NOT have the standard pip configuration (1-6,2-5,3-4).
I would be very interested if somebody could tell me more about these dice,
and about the type of games people used them for.