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Love this stela!
Perfect for my jaguar collection. Nicely done. Reminds me of the stelas in Mexico and Central America.
I received my today on fullmoon the ceramic plaque Coyolxauhqui, and I love it. Thank you Angel Ceron for this wonderful piece of art!
Angel Ceron Artisan Association Ceramic replicas and figurines
"Now that I'm retired, I can dedicate my time to my great passion – representing my pre-Hispanic cultural heritage."
"I've been working hand-in-hand with NOVICA since 2003. It was my nephew, Eduardo Escamilla, who suggested I work with NOVICA, and I found the project to be spectacular. As you may know, I'm an engineer by profession but I feel an overwhelming passion for our... read more
Hand Crafted Archaeological Museum Replica Ceramic Plaque, "Aztec Moon Goddess"$47.99
Coyolxauhqui, the Aztec moon goddess, appears in this elegant museum replica by artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association. Discovered beneath the plaza in Mexico City, the low relief sculpture dates from the 1400s and tells the story of the deity known as "Golden Bells." Her mother Coatlicue, the earth goddess, was defiled when a ball of feathers fell into the temple. Thus Coyolxauhqui encouraged her 400 brothers and sisters to kill their mother, but the sun god Huitzilopochtli sprang from his mother's body as a fully armed adult and saved her. He cut off his sister's head and threw it into the sky, where it became the moon.
Handcrafted Ceramic Plaque Replica from Palenque, "Maya Ruler and Wife"$67.99
Seen in silhouette, the mighty Maya ruler "Shield Jaguar" receives his war helmet from his wife, Xok. The plumed helmet is shaped like the fierce face of the jaguar. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association recreate an archaeological piece from Yaxchilán, a classic Maya site deep in the jungle. Known as "Lintel 26," the original stucco dates from 724 A.D. and is now in Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology and History.
Handcrafted Ceramic Wild Cat Plaque, "Mighty Maya Jaguar in Ochre"$39.99
Powerful and mystical, the jaguar was believed to reign the underworld. The Maya people called it "Balam," and regarded it as a symbol of power as well as the ruler of night and time. To them, a politician must have the attributes of a jaguar. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association replicate the ceramic stela with astute mastery featuring the antique stylizations of the Maya codex.