Keepers of the Arts - Archaeological Gifts(210 items)
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Ceramic Archaeological Replica Vessel from Nicaragua, "Balam the Jaguar"
Fantastic animals from Maya codices cover this finely crafted vessel. It stands on three legs that take the shape of jaguars while a fourth spotted cat snaps and snarls on the vessel itself. "For ancient peoples in Mesoamerica, one of the most important animals was the or jaguar. It was a symbol of fertility, power, strength and dominance. Priests wore capes fashioned from its fur and its coat represented the starry sky," says master artisan Gregorio Bracamonte.
Unique Decorative Guatemalan Ceramic Vase, "Maya Life"
The unique art of the Maya people finds its way to this hand-crafted vase from Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza. "We preserve the ceramic techniques they developed thousands of years ago," he says. Color for the background is obtained from annatto seeds, and the image details are done with acrylics.
Ceramic Decorative Vase, "Maya Heritage"
Maya warriors evoke admiration in this stunning vase replica from Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza. The imagery replicates those found in ancient temples, and they are painted by hand with admirable precision. The terracotta ceramic vase is crafted by hand with techniques developed by the Maya over a thousand years ago, including the preparation of achiote seeds for the background color.
Handcrafted Ceramic Mask from Teotihuacan, "Quetzalcoatl in Teotihuacan"$70.99
A yellow serpent with jade green feathers crowns this intriguing mask from the ancient city of Teotihuacan. A highly revered deity in Mexico's ancient civilizations, Quetzalcoatl was related to the gods of wind, dawn, merchants, knowledge and art. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association craft the piece of yellow clay from Oaxaca, colored with mineral tints.