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Pre Hispanic Museum Replica Sculpture, "Olmeca Jaguar with Human"

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Angel Cerón finds inspiration in the art and beliefs of the Olmeca people to... more

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Angel Cerón finds inspiration in the art and beliefs of the Olmeca people to replicate the sculpture of a jaguar holding a man standing on his head. "The original sculpture is from the middle pre-classic period of 1200-400 B.C. and was found in San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz," explains the master ceramist. "The ancient Olmeca believed they were descendants of the union between a jaguar and a woman. The actual myth seems to have been lost in time, though many of their celebrations and artistry make reference to the jaguar, especially portraying people with feline facial characteristics including fangs. There used to be a considerable jaguar population in the same region where the Olmeca culture developed, so they regarded the feline as having some connection with their origin. They also believed it to represent both the world of th living, and the underworld," continues Cerón, who crafts the sculpture with yellow clay from the state of Oaxaca creating low and high relief accents and gives it an antiqued finish.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 19 cm H x 16 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 6.25" W x 3.1" D

  • Ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • May present subtle cracks
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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194

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10/13/2019

"Excellent recreation"

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This has a place of pride with my real antiquities. Well executed!

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Olmeca Jaguar with Human, Pre Hispanic Museum Replica Sculpture

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03/29/2021

"Mayan Artifact Reproduction"

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Spectacular Mayan sculpture. The colors are fantastic. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks.

Best Uses

  • Mayan art exhibition

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03/29/2021

"Aztec Goddess Scuplture"

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Gorgeous Aztec sculpture. The colors and detail are magnificent. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks.

Best Uses

  • Aztec Art exhibition

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03/29/2021

"Mayan Artifact Reproduction"

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This is an extraordinary sculpture. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

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03/26/2021

"love this little pup"

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This statuette is really well made. Love the pot belly and the way he looks up as if howling at the moon. Very realistic. It is a nice weight . Arrived safely and sooner than anticipated. Love Novica and the fine artisan wares it brings to us.

Best Uses

  • great decorative piece

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From Olathe, KS USA

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03/23/2021

"Frida, such a fascinating story."

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Beautiful ceramic art honoring a very inspirational artist. Love the workmanship.

Best Uses

  • We use near Halloween with other skulls

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Honoring Frida, Handcrafted Ceramic Skull Figurine Honoring Frida Kahlo

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Angel Ceron has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2700 and the most recent for $2850.

 
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