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Product ID: 207416

Jade mask, "Maya Sun God"

byRuben and Gilda Perez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (137)
Ancient Maya craftspeople were masters at the delicate art of relief sculptures... more

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Ancient Maya craftspeople were masters at the delicate art of relief sculptures in stucco. Ruben and Gilda Perez utilize the material to create a beautiful mask with jade inlay. Faithfully reproducing an archaeological piece from Palenque, they depict the sun god, an image buried in the tomb of Pacal, or "Shield Jaguar." The king is interred beneath the Temple of the Inscriptions, and this jade mask is a one of the many offerings found there. The Guatemalan artisans present the mask on a brass and pinewood display stand, and it can also be displayed on the wall.

  • 0.47 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 18 cm H x 8.89 cm W x 8.89 cm D
  • 7" H x 3.5" W x 3.5" D

  • Jade, stucco, pinewood and brass
  • Display stand included
  • Some assembly required
  • Museum replica(s)
  • 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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137

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From New York

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08/06/2020

"Bracelet"

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Really nice bracelet! Nicely made.

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08/05/2020

"Made my Day!"

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I just received these and I absolutely love them! Well made and so cute. Quality materials. Exactly as pictured.

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From UK

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08/05/2020

"Gorgeous necklace, good length too."

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This is a very classic pretty design in silver, complemented well by the soft jade stone at the centre. I love it.

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08/01/2020

"Mayan Jade"

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This is a mayan jadeite stone, you can trust in this quality, no scratches o fading color. Yo can wearing every day, any occasion. Not expensive but this can keep it forever.

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Jade bracelet

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Loving Life in Dark Green, Adjustable Dark Green Jade Pendant Bracelet from Guatemala

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07/28/2020

"Unique and lovely"

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These earrings are stunning. The craftsmanship is high quality and the design is unique. Just gorgeous!

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07/11/2020

"Unique and Bold"

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The cut and heaviness of the stone was so unique. It s such a bold piece of jewelry it does not need anything else. I like that I have options on how to wear it. The cotton cord is size-able to your liking. As a choker or as a long necklace.

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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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