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Surreal Mexican Alebrije Artisan Crafted Paper Sculpture, "Phantasmagorical Monster"

This phantasmagorical monster is a stunning alebrije sculpture from Mexico... more

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This phantasmagorical monster is a stunning alebrije sculpture from Mexico featuring multiple eyes, fins, butterfly wings and a round body, this surreal being by Morneo is modeled with wire and then covered with paper mache. He paints it with acrylics and covers it with lacquer to give it a brilliant glow.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.

  • 0.10 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 17.5 cm H x 19 cm W x 15.5 cm D
  • 7" H x 7.5" W x 6" D

  • Papier mache, wire
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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Monte

Bloomington, Indiana

I recently received two mask. I purchased the Kukulkan mask and the rain god mask, both in colors. They are perfect together. These mask are so vibrant and detailed in both their color and detail. They are lighter than I expected which is a plus. These mask are beautifully made and painted.
 
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