Ceramic Mural Mexican Fine Folk Art Collectible Adrian Martinez Décor Cipactli

$ 529.99
  • Incredible Mural of Cipactli


  • Wide- 21"
  • Thick- 2 1/4"
  • Height- 8"

  • This beautiful hanging wood and clay mural was made by award winning potter/ceramist Adrian Martinez.
  • This amazing mural is made of local clay found in the hills of Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • The ceramic serpent is on a wood panel, making it easier to hang on any wall.

  • Cipactli was the first day of the Aztec divinatory count of 13 X 20 days and Cipactonal "Sign of Cipactli" was considered to have been the first diviner. In Aztec cosmology, the crocodile symbolized the earth floating in the primeval waters.
  • Cipactli was described in many fashions: a crocodile with toad and fish characteristics, a sea demon or monster.

  • He is the son of Ana Maria Alarzon, Master ceramics teacher and founder of Taller Coatlicue, the family studio also located in Atzompa. Together with his mother, father, and brothers, Adrian works using varied ceramics techniques, keeping alive ancestral techniques that the combine with contemporary practices.

  • At the age eleven, Adrian began to learn about clay, watching his parents and family create magnificent works of art. Adrian had the knowledge of ceramics in his genes. Adrian was preceded by seven generations of ancestor ceramicists.

  • We met Adrian and were so impressed with his knowledge of the arts and ceramics techniques from the chemistry of the materials. He is filled with knowledge of his ancestors and their customs from ancient times. We were honored to listen to this incredible young master.

  • Zapotec by birth, Adrian has reached artistic heights exhibiting and presenting his art. He has presented solo exhibitions, participated in group exhibitions, and taught workshops in the highly respected Museums of Mexico City and internationally.

  • Adrian is world famous, he has had exhibitions in Mexico, Europe and throughout the world. His works can be found in museums, in books acknowledging his works and in private collectors home.

  • Please note that the mural has been repaired on the left corner by Adrian.
  • It still looks wonderful and even looks like the it was done on purpose.
  • We have lowered the price to reflex the damage.

  • We will make sure your Mural is extremely well packed and insured.

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