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

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
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Display stand included
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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Roger

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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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Michael

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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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Alison

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06/27/2022

"So sweet and classic!"

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This is just beautiful, my niece will love it! Adjusts perfectly to fit her now and as she grows. Packaged with care and shipped in good time. Thank you.

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Alison

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06/27/2022

"This is a go-to necklace for any outfit"

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This makes such a statement and goes with everything in all seasons. The adjustable length makes it work with so many tops. Packaged with care and arrived in good time. Thank you

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Peg

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05/30/2022

"One of my top favorite pairs of earrings"

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These are so simple and beautiful. They are sturdy and well-made, and they are simple and elegant. I love them.

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Simple elegant

Best Uses

  • All occasions

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Julie

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04/18/2022

"Color, Form and Style"

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I love the silver against the cool green jade. These earrings go with all my summer outfits. They look substantial yet lie easy on my ears - no uncomfortable heaviness. Contemporary vibe!

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jade silver earrings

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Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

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

Job Creator

Job Creator

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

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