Lo and behold, my mother did not. Sometime after Christmas a huge gift bag arrived filled with these thrifted decorations and such, and in the middle of all that, was this piece! My mom is good for watching an item. One day she went into the same store and purchased this piece for me. Maybe it was because she went on a Tuesday and got a special discount. Maybe it was because there was a new sales clerk who may or may have not known that discounts don't apply to items with a certain color sticker. Who knows, but now this piece is mine and it will be an inspiration in my home.
So, what is it? It's a piece of Chulucanas pottery from Chulucanas, Peru. Most of the pieces of pottery of this style are black and white. The piece is entitled, "Toro Mata". "Toro Mata" is a Afro-Peruvian folk song very popular in Peru. I wish I could visit Peru when my friends go this summer, but at least I will have a piece of Peru in my home.