It can be assumed that it all started out the color on the bottom, and over time it matured in condition to what it is today. It has some minor flaws that is normal for its age (see pictures). Zoom in on the close-up image of the rower's face to see the character on it, and you can get a sense of its history. There are two theories on how old this piece is.
It's fair to say that the age on the piece places it back at least that far. The second theory is that this piece is more ancient than that, and that it was created during the actual Inca Empire itself. It has a very similar look to museum pieces, giving off similar sentiments of age.
It's entirely possible that you could be purchasing a museum grade piece at a strong discount. Which of the two theories are correct, or possibly another one, is up to you, barring carbon dating the piece. The above is speculation made by research and educated assumptions. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "vlashopping" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.