Mexican Day of the Dead Sculpture(68 items)
Welcome to the Mexican Day of the Dead Sculpture Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Mexican Day of the Dead Sculpture
Outstanding example of great Mexican folk art
I have purchased several pieces by the Gamez Family and have been consistently impressed by the craftsmanship and creativity of their work. I look forward to seeing more of their wonderful creations on Novica.
Added to my collection
The skulls satiny black is a lovely accent to the collection of Mexican articles on display in the red hutch in my kitchen. I am very pleased to have acquired this sculpture.
So many of the Talavera pieces have a mass produced look. This one seems to have a more personal touch that is reflected in the figures face.
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 Day of the Dead Sculpture
Day of the Dead Upcycled Metal Sculpture of Elegant Catrina, "Glamorous Catrina"$124.99
Wearing a dress of fig leaves, Catrina arrives on the Day of the Dead as an honored guest. Political cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posadas created this renowned character in the early 1900's as a critique of Mexico's bourgeoisie, and to remind them they are mortals too. The Catrina name refers to death personified who is always dressed in exuberant fashion and colors in order to lure mortals. Always creative, Armando Ramírez sculpts her image by upcycling a wide variety of metal pieces including wire mesh for the broad-brimmed bonnet while sheet metal scraps are transformed into her gown, shawl and handbag. Wires become her arms and shape her jewelry.
Ramírez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.
Handcrafted Multicolor Ceramic Skull Sculpture from Mexico, "Story of Death"$179.99
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.
Hand Painted Multi-Color Floral and Dove Ceramic Skull, "Glorious Ancestors"$159.99
This ceramic skull statuette is full of vibrant color and intricate details hand painted by Mexican artisan Eufrosia Pantaleon. Multi-color floral motifs are painted across the skull, along with two doves and lively colorful accents around the eyes and nose.
Ceramic sculpture, "Sunflower Catrina"$99.99
Elegant Catrina strolls around the park under a wide-brimmed hat, parasol at hand. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association conjure her flamboyant appearance inspired by the original work of José Guadalupe Posadas. A renowned author, journalist and political cartoonist (1852-1913), he created (meaning "dapper") and her mate, as caricature symbols of Mexico's politicians, implying that after all, they too die. Since then, Catrina has become an essential element of Day of the Dead celebrations but without the political underpinnings. She represents Mexico's comedic attitude towards death.
Part of NOVICA's Dia de los Muertos collection.