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Ceramic sculpture, 'Olmeca Jaguar with Human' - Pre Hispanic Museum Replica Sculpture

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Pre Hispanic Museum Replica Sculpture, "Olmeca Jaguar with Human"

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Angel Cerón finds inspiration in the art and beliefs of the Olmeca people to... more

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Angel Cerón finds inspiration in the art and beliefs of the Olmeca people to replicate the sculpture of a jaguar holding a man standing on his head. "The original sculpture is from the middle pre-classic period of 1200-400 B.C. and was found in San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz," explains the master ceramist. "The ancient Olmeca believed they were descendants of the union between a jaguar and a woman. The actual myth seems to have been lost in time, though many of their celebrations and artistry make reference to the jaguar, especially portraying people with feline facial characteristics including fangs. There used to be a considerable jaguar population in the same region where the Olmeca culture developed, so they regarded the feline as having some connection with their origin. They also believed it to represent both the world of th living, and the underworld," continues Cerón, who crafts the sculpture with yellow clay from the state of Oaxaca creating low and high relief accents and gives it an antiqued finish.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 19 cm H x 16 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 6.25" W x 3.1" D

  • Ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • May present subtle cracks
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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Dan Dolan

From USA

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10/13/2019

"Excellent recreation"

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This has a place of pride with my real antiquities. Well executed!

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Olmeca Jaguar with Human, Pre Hispanic Museum Replica Sculpture

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Ton

From Memphis, TN. USA

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11/18/2021

"Chac Mool"

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Perfect item; right next to a book with that same Chac Mool on the cover!

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  • Study decoration

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Shelley

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11/04/2021

"Primitive clay parakeet flute"

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Im delighted with this! Its perfect in my Santa Fe style house. You can blow in the tail of this little clay bird and cover some of the holes in his body, and because it is a real flute, different notes will sound. He also has wonderful big feet

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Parakeet, Ceramic Russet and Beige Bird Decorative Flute from Mexico

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Daniel

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10/28/2021

"This is now a treasured item reminding me of my visit"

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Beautiful work of art!

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Babak

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10/18/2021

"Beautiful"

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Beautiful

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Babak

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10/17/2021

"Nice"

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A good work as usual.

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Angel Ceron has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2700 and the most recent for $2850.

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