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Exceptional one-piece Masterpiece Zapotec Bull alebrije wood carving. Expertly handcrafted out of a single piece of copal wood by the Fabian family at their workshop in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. The detailed painting tells a story of the ancient Zapotecs and the depiction of the ancient calendar.
Back: The design on the bulls back depicts 20 days of the Zapotec calendar: calm, wind, house, lizard, snake, death, deer, rabbit, water, dog, monkey, grass, cane, jaguar, eagle, vulture, earthquake, flint, rain, and flower.
Left Side: Jaguar warrior - cosmic movement. Huitzilopochtli - supreme of war and storm. Eagle warrior - fertility.
Right Side: The breath of the hummingbird. If a hummingbird visits your home and you have a deceased relative, it indicates that the person who died in the place is well. Xoloitzcuintle - Mictlan guide who leads souls to the underworld for their eternal rest.
Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
Height/Length/Width: 12.5" x 11.5" x 9"
Handcrafted out of copal wood
Signed by the artist. Signed certificate of authenticity included with description of piece.