Maya Calendar Wood Sculpture to Stand or Hang, "Maya Ancestor I"
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"This sculpture is inspired by the millenary vision of the ancient Maya culture. It is intended as a reminder that they are still with us," says Juan Ramon Flores. Hand-carved of palo blanco wood, the sculpture is centered by a Maya man carrying time on his back. He is surrounded by Maya numerals and the different nahual glyphs from the legendary Maya calendar. Flores has written on the back the name of each nahual and the corresponding number.
The sculpture is designed to stand or hang, as desired.
- 0.60 kgs
- 1.3 lbs
- 27 cm W x 2.4 cm H
- 10.75" W x 0.9" H
Reviews by Customers
As an object this wood carving is beautiful. But I am very disappointed. I was excited to find this as a way to mark the passing of the days of the Mayan calendar. Unfortunately this is a decorative item rather than a useable calendar. The glyphs, especially the lower row. are not recognizable as the glyphs of the Mayan tzolkin, and, in the lower row, there are only 19 glyphs, not 20! Had there been a complete series of 20 glyphs I probably would have found a way to use this. As it is, I am returning it.
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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Juan Ramon Flores has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $200.