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Pre-Hispanic Mictlantecuhtli Ceramic Ocarina Flute, "Lord of the Underworld"

Mictlantecuhtli is seen as the skull of a very old man. Represented as a... more

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Mictlantecuhtli is seen as the skull of a very old man. Represented as a skeleton, the Lord of the Dead is revered throughout most of Mexico's pre-Hispanic cultures as one of the most powerful deities. He was considered the king of the underworld realm of Mictlán. Working in terracotta, Rita Sandoval crafts an ocarina flute in the shape the frightening figure. These whistle-like flutes are thought to have been used in pre-Hispanic ceremonies.

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 10 cm H x 8.5 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 3.3" W x 4.7" D

  • Ceramic
  • Not a toy. Not intended for use by children age 12 or under.
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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The photos dont do this statue justice! Its great for a collector of fine art. If you love pre hispanic culture than this is for you! Great packing and fast delivery to Canada.

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"Love these!"

I am very picky on how my catrinas have to look. I only own 2 and this was my 3rd. LOVE IT! The muted colors especially because most seem to be too bright and showy and I know some people love that but these are toned down and so I ordered 2 more. Waiting for the turquoise to be back in stock!!!!

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"A prized addition to my collection of pottery and ceramics."

A beautiful , well made and sculptured work of art. The colors are vibrant and the detail is perfection. The Life Renewed sculpture is displayed in my family room for full exposure to visiting family, guests, friends and neighbors to appreciate. Always rave reviews and complements from them. A wonderful addition for my Novica ceramics collection. Thank you, Steve

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"Nicely done"

Mask doesnt quite pop the way I expected it to - it looks relatively flat. But its still a fine piece of work and certainly an unusual item to include in a display.

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Beautiful, luminous, cobalt blue color! Looks awesome hanging on our covered patio wall. My wife loved her gift!

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Cobalt Calavera, Cobalt Blue Ceramic Skull Mask

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  • Occasion: OTHER

Zachary Donald

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She very quickly became one of my favorite thing in the house. She s on a shelf next to my bed and every night I tell her goodnight. The detail is impeccable. Definitely 100%+++++ the money I spent. Especially considering she was created in Mexico makes her even more special. Beautiful. Beautiful. BEAUTIFUL.

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