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Collectible Aztec Ceramic Sculpture Museum Replica, "Pensive Tonatiuh"

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Sitting pensively on rocks, Tonatiuh looks to the horizon in this ceramic... more

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Sitting pensively on rocks, Tonatiuh looks to the horizon in this ceramic sculpture by artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association, who are formally authorized to replicate pre-Hispanic museum pieces. Their care for detail is admirable as they craft this loyal replica of the original, which is dated between 1325 and 1521 A.D., and is regarded as unique, in that the Aztec deity is represented in human form. In the Aztec Mexica Parthenon, Tonatiuh is the sun god, leader of the heavens. According to legend, when the deities needed to find a sun god when the previous one was killed and became the moon, they considered two deities, Tecusistécatl who was rich, yet cowardly and proud, and Nanahuatzin who was poor yet of noble heart. They both had to pass the fire test, and Tecusistécatl went first. Unable to withstand the heat he leapt out, and when Nanahuatzin got into the fire, a spark reached the skies bringing light. Thus Nanahuatzin became Tonatiuh, the Fifth Sun.

  • 1.72 kgs
  • 3.8 lbs
  • 26 cm H x 13 cm W x 17 cm D
  • 10.25" H x 5" W x 6.75" D

  • Ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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From Paramount, California, United States

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12/06/2020

"Magnificent"

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Great rendition of this archeological piece. The colors, tho muted, are also vibrant and give the aura of ages past.

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Pensive Tonatiuh, Collectible Aztec Ceramic Sculpture Museum Replica

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03/29/2021

"Mayan Artifact Reproduction"

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Spectacular Mayan sculpture. The colors are fantastic. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks.

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  • Mayan art exhibition

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03/29/2021

"Aztec Goddess Scuplture"

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Gorgeous Aztec sculpture. The colors and detail are magnificent. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks.

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  • Aztec Art exhibition

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03/29/2021

"Mayan Artifact Reproduction"

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This is an extraordinary sculpture. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

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  • Mayan Art exhibition

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03/26/2021

"love this little pup"

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This statuette is really well made. Love the pot belly and the way he looks up as if howling at the moon. Very realistic. It is a nice weight . Arrived safely and sooner than anticipated. Love Novica and the fine artisan wares it brings to us.

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  • great decorative piece

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From Olathe, KS USA

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03/23/2021

"Frida, such a fascinating story."

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Beautiful ceramic art honoring a very inspirational artist. Love the workmanship.

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  • We use near Halloween with other skulls

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Honoring Frida, Handcrafted Ceramic Skull Figurine Honoring Frida Kahlo

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