Ceramic Replica Mayan Conch/Sea Shell Mexican Folk Art Collectible Signed Déco
- Beautiful Mayan Ceramic Conch.
- Tall- 6"
- Length- 8 1/2"
- Wide- 4 3/4"
- This gorgeous replica of a ceramic conch/sea shell trumpet has a wonderful hand painted Mayan King or a warrior, who painted their skin to look like leopards.
- The shells were used for several reasons, such as hunters coming back with deer for special sacrificial uses. The couches were also found in tombs. As underwater objects, they became objects of death and the underworld.
- This is a replica of a piece found in one of the archeological site.
- This replica shell also has glyphs and other symbols throughout the conch.
- The colors are a beautiful green, black, ocher and natural tones.
- There are no holes to blow the conch.
- Patricia is Mayan craftswoman in Muna, Yucatán.
- The art produced at the Los Ceibos – ARTE MAYA studio includes functional, ritual, and sculptural ceramic pieces faithfully reproduced from traditional, ancient styles of the Maya Classic Period (250-900 CE). Everything is made by hand using ancestral techniques. The clay is gathered from the mountains near Palenque, Chiapas. The semi-gloss finish is achieved by rubbing the carefully prepared surfaces with quartz stones. The colors are authentic–the result of natural pigments produced at the studio using locally-gathered oxides.
- The work of Patricia Martin Morales and her family are recognized internationally for its consistent quality and beauty – a reflection of the talent and skill of the artists as well as the creative genius of their Maya ancestors.
- Patricia signs all her ceramics pieces both in Spanish and in Mayan.
- This wonderful conch will make a wonderful addition to your home, office or as a gift for some one special.
- We will make sure your figurine is extremely well packed and insured.