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Guatemala Carved Cedar Maya Ballplayer Sculpture, "Jaina Island Ballplayer"

byNicolas Chavez Sojuel: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (4)
Seated, a man of importance is pensive. Nicolas Chavez Sojuel expertly carves... more

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Seated, a man of importance is pensive. Nicolas Chavez Sojuel expertly carves the poignant expression of a Maya ballplayer in cedarwood. The ancient athlete wears ornate jewelry, earrings and beaded necklaces; his protective wristbands and a thick, padded girdle are worn during the ritual ballgame. The Guatemalan artisan interprets a small ceramic figurine as realistically as did the pre-Hispanic ceramists of Jaina Island more than a thousand years ago. The original polychrome sculpture can be seen in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

  • 1.45 kgs
  • 3.2 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 21.5 cm W x 26.5 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 8.5" W x 10.5" D

  • Cedarwood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • 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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Mari

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12/04/2020

"My husband loved it!!"

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So beautifully carved--great size! This will be an heirloom We will buy from this artists again. We love Novica..

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Rafael

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12/30/2019

"Master Piece on Wood"

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Great sculpture!! Extremely happy with the order Mr. Chavez is a wood master. Highly recommend his job! Obra Maestra en Madera Es una escultura grandiosa!! Muy satisfecho con la orden. El se?or Chavez es un maestro del trabajo en madera. Recomiendo su trabajo con mucho entusiasmo!

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Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan

From Charlottesville, VA, USA

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04/15/2017

"Astonishing wood sculpture"

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I own two of his crafted pieces and the details are absolutely breathtaking. A master of cultural wood carving.

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Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan

From Charlottesville, VA, USA

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02/28/2017

"Astonishing archeological replicas in wood"

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The love and care that goes into this wooden pieces needs to be seen to be believed. The details are astonishing and the pieces family heirlooms. One of the finest NOVICA artisans.

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