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Siesta / Gifts Ceramics

Browse our huge collection of creative ceramics from Mexico. We have a wide range of traditional Mexican pieces including Aztec calendars, Day of The Dead figures and statues. We also have Peruvian Ayacucho style pottery.

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Small Serpent Head

Small Serpent Head

MEX463

£15

 

These handmade 'barro' pottery serpent heads are based on those found in various temples across Mesoamerica. Commonly referred to as the Feathered Serpent, as Quetzalcoatl by the Aztecs and as Kulkulkan by the Maya, the heads are famously found adorning the Temple of the Feathered Serpent at Teotihuacan.

Mixed colours
Approx: 8cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Large Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

Large Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

MEX456

£32.40

 

These detailed plaques depict Coyolxauhqui, a moon goddess. In this plaque she is shown lying on her side dismembered. She was killed in such a way because she attempted to launch an attack on her own mother with her 400 brothers the "Centzon Huitznahuas". This attacked was thwarted by her other brother " Huitzilopochtli" who defended his mother against Coyolxauhqui and her brothers, dismembering them in the process.

Approx: 30cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Small Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

Small Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

MEX455

£15

 

These small plaques depict Coyolxauhqui, a moon goddess. In this plaque she is shown lying on her side with her head, arms and legs chopped off from her body. She was killed in such a way because she attempted to launch an attack on her own mother.

Various colours available
Approx: 16cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Pico De Aiguilla Mask

Pico De Aiguilla Mask

MEX459

£21

 

Made in the traditional 'barro' pottery style, each of these great plaques depicts an ancient Mayan with an eagle's peak headdress.

Mixed colours
Approx: 20cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Mexican Fertility Idol

Mexican Fertility Idol

MEX462

£32.40

 

These powerful ceramics are made in the traditional 'barro' style. Each idol is fired in a small kiln before then being carefully hand painted. The figure depicted here is based on the goddess Tlazolteotl during the act of childbirth. She is shown with an ornate headdress and surrounded by snakes and serpent heads.

Various colours available
Approx: 18cm high
Origin: Mexico

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Mexican Maize Idol

Mexican Maize Idol

MEX461

£32.40

 

These beautiful ceramics are made in the traditional 'barro' style. Each maize idol is fired in a small kiln before then being carefully hand painted. Maize has been a very important staple crop for centuries across Mesoamerica and many pieces of artwork reflect the significance of this versatile plant.

Mixed colours
Approx: 24cm high
Origin: Mexico

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Small Sun Plaque

Small Sun Plaque

MEX451

£9.50

 

These charming little sun plaques are handmade in the traditional 'barro' style. Each one is fired in a small kiln before being carefully hand painted. They make for wonderful additions to any room, bringing with them a little of the Mexican sunshine.

Mixed colours
Approx: 10cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Small Sun And Moon Plaque

Small Sun And Moon Plaque

MEX452

£9.50

 

.These charming little sun and moon plaques are handmade in the traditional 'barro' style. Each one is fired in a small kiln before being carefully hand painted. They make for wonderful additions to any room, bringing with them a little Mexican flavour.

Various colours available
Approx: 10cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Mayan Sacrificial Scene Plaque

Mayan Sacrificial Scene Plaque

MEX460

£21

 

These fascinating plaques depict a Mayan scene of ritual human sacrifice. In pre-Columbian Mayan culture, human sacrifice was used in order to please their gods. These plaques make great teaching tools to help in understanding the culture of the ancient Maya.

Mixed colours
Approx: 26cm × 17cm
Origin: Mexico

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Teotihuacan Pyramid Mask

Teotihuacan Pyramid Mask

MEX465

£32.40

 

These top quality Mexican ceramic masks show a traditional Mesoamerican face with an ornate headdress. The headdress shows one of the spectacular pyramids at the ancient site of Teotihuacan.

Approx 25cm × 19cm
Origin: Mexico

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Ceramic Jaguar Mask

Ceramic Jaguar Mask

MEX466

£32.40

 

These top quality Mexican ceramic masks show a traditional Mesoamerican face with an ornate headdress. The headdress shows a jaguar figure which is a powerful symbol that is often seen in Mesoamerican artwork and iconography.

Various colours available
Approx 22cm × 13cm
Origin: Mexico

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Aztec Calendar Mask

Aztec Calendar Mask

MEX467

£32.40

 

These top quality Mexican ceramic masks show a traditional Mesoamerican face with an ornate headdress. The headdress shows an Aztec calendar, miraculous inventions that show the ingenuity of the Mesoamericans.

Various colours available
Approx 26cm × 17cm
Origin: Mexico

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Mayan Calendar Mask

Mayan Calendar Mask

MEX468

£32.40

 

These top quality Mexican ceramic masks show a traditional Mesoamerican face with an ornate headdress. The headdress shows a Mayan calendar. The ancient Maya had a very accurate method of counting days and years. They actually used a system of several interlocking calendars, such as the one shown here, which gave it great accuracy.

Various colours available
Approx 25cm × 16cm
Origin: Mexico

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Ceramic Burden of Time Mask

Ceramic Burden of Time Mask

MEX469

£32.40

 

These top quality Mexican ceramic masks show a traditional Mesoamerican face with an ornate headdress. The headdress shows a figure that is often associated with the Mayan calendar. The ancient Maya had a very accurate method of counting days and years and at the centre of these calendars, there is usually a figure known as a Year Bearer.

Various colours available
Approx 27cm × 15cm
Origin: Mexico

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Ceramic Double Year Bearer Mask

Ceramic Double Year Bearer Mask

MEX470

£32.40

 

These top quality Mexican ceramic masks show a traditional Mesoamerican face with an ornate headdress. The headdress shows two figures that are often associated with the Mayan calendar. The ancient Maya had a very accurate method of counting days and years and at the centre of these calendars, there is usually a figure known as a Year Bearer.

Various colours available
Approx 31cm × 16cm
Origin: Mexico

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Mexican Sun and Moon Plaque

Mexican Sun and Moon Plaque

MEX457

£30

 

These beautiful ceramics are made in the traditional 'barro' style. Each sun and moon plaque is fired in a small kiln before then being carefully hand painted in marvellous warm colours. The plaques come with two small holes to thread string or rope for hanging on the wall.

Approx: 23cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Mexican Sun Maize Plaque

Mexican Sun Maize Plaque

MEX458

£30

 

These beautiful ceramics are made in the traditional 'barro' style. Each sun and maize plaque is fired in a small kiln before then being carefully hand painted in marvellous warm colours. The plaques come with two small holes to thread string or rope for hanging on the wall.

Approx: 23cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Large Catrina Ceramic No.1

Large Catrina Ceramic No.1

MEXSP001

£240

 

Made with the upmost of care and attention to detail in a small family workshop on the outskirts of Texcoco, the figures show the famous Catrina skeleton.

Approx: 42cm high
Unique item, please do not order more than one.
Origin: Mexico

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Large Catrina Ceramic No.2

Large Catrina Ceramic No.2

MEXSP002

£240

 

Made with the upmost of care and attention to detail in a small family workshop on the outskirts of Texcoco, the figures show the famous Catrina skeleton.

Approx: 42cm high
Unique item, please do not order more than one.
Origin: Mexico

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Large Catrina Ceramic No.3

Large Catrina Ceramic No.3

MEXSP003

£240

 

Made with the upmost of care and attention to detail in a small family workshop on the outskirts of Texcoco, these marvellous figures show the famous Catrina skeleton.

Approx: 44cm high
Unique item, please do not order more than one.
Origin: Mexico

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