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  • Size: 13" H x 11" W x 3.5" D

  • Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.

  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.

  • Exceptional Artisan Quality by Angel Ceron - crafted with care to be treasured for years to come.

  • Product Info: Ceramic

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    About this item: A skull opens to reveal a living face in this intriguing mask from Mexico. "Part represents life, part represents death. This exemplifies the ancient Mesoamerican concept of duality," artisan Angel Cerón explains. Day and night, hot and cold, dark and light — this thought was present in almost all philosophical and religious ideas, extending as far south as the Andes. "I was inspired by a mask found in Tlatilco, in the State of Mexico. However, my version is quite different," the artisan says.

    - Features an aged antique finish
    - Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
    - Intended as wall decor
    - May present subtle cracks
    - Signed by the artist

    About our Artist: Angel Ceron comes from a family with generations of artisan experience. He learned the family ceramic techniques from his father, Antonio Ceron Orta, a renowned artisan. Angel began a long study of Mexico's pre-Hispanic cultures and learned the Nahuatl language spoken in ancient Mesoamerica. He uses clay from northern Oaxaca state, the only clay of this kind in Mexico and perhaps in the world. The unique characteristics of this yellow clay make it ideal for his work.

    NOVICA Decorative Archaeological Large Ceramic Mask Earthtone Life and Death in Teotihuacan' - B3ZXGAGUK