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Classic Maya Replica Jade Mask from Tikal (Large), "Maya King of Tikal"

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Beautifully handcrafted of jade and stucco, this bold sculpture replicates a... more

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Beautifully handcrafted of jade and stucco, this bold sculpture replicates a mask discovered in the ancient Maya city of Tikal. It was found in Tomb 160 and dates from 527 A.D. Such masks were placed in burials to be worn by the spirit of the deceased king in his journey through the underworld. Exquisitely crafted by Ruben and Gilda Perez, the museum replica arrives with a brass and pinewood display stand, and it can also be displayed on the wall.

  • 0.73 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 24.5 cm H x 12.7 cm W x 11.43 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 5" W x 4.5" D

  • Jade, stucco, pinewood and brass
  • Display stand included
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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02/10/2020

"Wonderful piece!"

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This is a beautiful piece which is very well made.

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Maya King of Tikal, Classic Maya Replica Jade Mask from Tikal (Large)

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08/10/2017

"WOW!"

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When I opened the package, my first reaction was WOW! I am used to being somewhat disappointed with many items I order on line, but the Maya King of Tikal jade mask. It really is museum quality - perfect. Ive been to Tikal and this is the perfect reminder of that visit. Ruben and Gilda Perez are true masters of their art and this mask is a masterpiece.

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Giving an appreciation for Maya culture and workmanship both past and present to anyone who looks upon its beauty.

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Maya King of Tikal, Classic Maya Replica Jade Mask from Tikal (Large)

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06/12/2021

"Beautiful Deep Green"

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I love these earrings. The dark green goes well with and offsets the light colors of summer clothing, giving a nice pop of color. The craftsmanship is wonderful and the earrings were exactly as depicted.

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05/31/2021

"So many compliments on this ring!"

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I get so many compliments on this ring. I love it.

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05/25/2021

"casual wear"

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great for casual everyday wear, the natural material does bleed when it gets wet. though.

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05/21/2021

"Awesome"

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These look so prettt on. They are just the right size and look.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

One of Ruben and Gilda's assistants was in a motorcycle accident several years ago. He injured his foot, which left him without a job. Ruben and Gilda have hired this man with pride as he is a hard worker and a great asset to their team.

Ruben and Gilda's parents taught them the value of hard work and that art is an expression of culture. Many of their designs include jade, which was highly valued by ancient civilizations in the area and used as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts. Their artwork is often a reflection of Guatemalan culture and they used techniques passed down over generations.

Thanks to their hard work and partnership with NOVICA, Ruben and Gilda have been able to build their own house and support their children's education. They hope to continue to grow their sales through NOVICA so they do not have to seek out other, more complicated markets.

Ruben and Gilda Perez has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of silver to craft jewelry for the holiday season.

Their youngest son faces many health challenges but every day they work to give him a normal life without limitations. Ruben and Gilda are amazing parents who strive everyday to give their children the best life possible.

Ruben and Gilda are both very supportive of their children and will continue to support their education with the goal of them both being successful professionals.

Ruben and Gilda have received letters of recognition from universities including Galileo University. They were also awarded 2nd place in a USAC fair.

Ruben and Gilda have two children they support — Brandon Jose and Ruben Alejandro — who are both under the age of 18 and attending school.

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

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