Mexican Skull Sculpture(101 items)
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Beautiful, luminous, cobalt blue color! Looks awesome hanging on our covered patio wall. My wife loved her gift!
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.
I thought it would be the best, and it was
Been looking for a black pottery skull like this one, Ive seen a few in person but was not impressed. Ive always been impressed with stuff from Novica, so I gave this a shot. Glad I did. Big winner.
Rita Sandoval Pre-Hispanic replicas in ceramic
"I feel a passion for depicting a piece of our history in clay. It's as though I travel back in time, as though I were present there in the past."
"I learned on my own, taking classes and courses, which I complemented with my own research on Mexico's... read more
Popular Mexican Skull Sculpture
Artisan Crafted Blue Wood Skull Figurine from Mexico, "Blue Death"$54.99
Mexico's Day of the Dead festivities are unlike any other country's, but skulls are part of the national shared imagery and are a favorite subject for artisans all year. After this hand carved copal wood skull from Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of the Mexican state of Oaxaca is covered in navy blue paint with tiny sky blue dots, it is further decorated on the tops and sides with circles containing geometric figures and curving lines. Yellow, black, green, purple, and pink tones are utilized to hand paint the fanciful designs. Around the blackened eye sockets are outlines in yellow and red; the nasal cavity is delineated in purple. Two straight rows of white teeth give the skull a sober expression.
Hand-Painted Catrina-Themed Ceramic Sculpture from Mexico, "Catrina Tree of Life"$79.99
Mexican artisan Javier Ramirez pays homage to the cultural tradition of skeletal with this "tree of life" sculpture. In the center, a lovely catrina skeleton holds a bouquet while wearing a floral dress, surrounded by figurines depicting flowers and skulls. Each piece is diligently crafted from ceramic and painted by hand, assembled by steel wire.
Not intended for use with candles.
Ceramic Catrina Figurine Handmade in Mexico, "Catrina in Turquoise"$69.99
This marvelous original statuette is from Mexico's Rita Sandoval, who has a passion for her ancestral culture. She designs the figurine after the original "La Calavera Catrina", a zinc etching created by the artist José Guadalupe Posada in Mexico around 1910. Posada created the character, a female skeleton with an elegant hat, as a satirical portrait of Mexican natives who aspired to European style and denied their own heritage. The catrina has since become an emblem of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration and a popular folk art subject. Sandoval creates the elegant figure in ceramic, with a gown of turquoise trimmed with flowers. A wide-brimmed hat and parasol complete her ensemble.
Oaxaca Black Pottery Skull Figurine, "Floral Offering"$27.99
A or "skull" flaunts floral motifs in time for Day of the Dead. Working in the time-honored or black pottery tradition of Oaxaca, Anakarem and her family create this splendid figurine. The fired clay is burnished to a sheen with a piece of quartz or obsidian.