Mexican Aztec(89 items)
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it is made so intricately - almost antique .... i have it in my library - but would look beautiful in any room
Angel Ceron Artisan Association Ceramic replicas and figurines
"Now that I'm retired, I can dedicate my time to my great passion – representing my pre-Hispanic cultural heritage."
"I've been working hand-in-hand with NOVICA since 2003. It was my nephew, Eduardo Escamilla, who suggested I work with NOVICA, and I found the project to be spectacular. As you may know, I'm an engineer by profession but I feel an overwhelming passion for our... read more
Popular Mexican Aztec
Handcrafted Mexican Ceramic Aztec Eagle Warrior Mask, "Aztec Eagle Warrior"
A youthful face represents one of the renowned Aztec Eagle warriors, an elite infantry comprised of pre-Hispanic noblemen. Working in ceramic, artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association create an original mask that is faithful to Mexico's ancient historical record.
Life and Death Pre-Hispanic Mask Ceramic Replica, "Aztec Duality"
Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association are inspired by the concept of duality in Aztec spirituality and art for the design of this mask. "Existential duality between life and death is at the root of all conflict within oneself, and in relationship with others. We are born with both impulses, that of living and evolving, and that of dying," explain the Mexican artisans. Experts in pre-Hispanic art, the artisans craft a ceramic mask in which the green side of the face symbolizes life, and the other represents a skull. An ornate headdress with serpents, an eagle and two suns underscore the divine theme of this mask.
Handcrafted Multicolor Ceramic Skull Sculpture from Mexico, "Story of Death"
Inspired by Aztec religion, this ceramic skull sculpture is decorated with images of Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of death. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association handcraft the sculpture and give it an antiqued finish.
Aztec Tezcatlipoca Jaguar Signed Ceramic Sculpture, "Tezcatlipoca as a Jaguar"
The most important deity in the Aztec pantheon, Tezcatlipoca, or "Smoking Mirror," is also one of the oldest, first appearing during the pre-Mexica Teotihuacan era. He is the god of fertility, of the wind, of life, of maize and of agriculture, and is said to have taught humans how to measure time and create the calendar. He is considered the antagonist of Quetzalcoatl, yet in later accounts, Quetzalcoatl is described as the black Tezcatlipoca. or animal counterpart — a jaguar named Tepeyollotli.