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  • Horse and Rider, Western Highlands, 19th century
    994,960
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  • anonymous, Maximon
    788,960
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  • Maximon Articulated Doll, ca. 1950's
    764,960
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  • Horse and Rider (Saint James), early 20th century
    840,960
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  • Maximon Doll
    878,960
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  • San Miguel, Indigenous Unknown Artist
    739,960
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  • 19th century Puppet ("Español"), Guatemala
    707,960
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  • Red Judas/Gigante Head
    868,960
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  • Horse and Rider in Colonial Dress, 19th Century
    711,960
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  • Horse and Rider, ca. 1960
    720,960
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  • Maximon Figures 1, 1950's/60's
    913,960
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  • Maximon Figures 2, 1950's/60's
    900,960
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  • San Pascual, a Guatemalan Folk Saint (early 20th century)
    This exquisitely carved, articulated figure depicts San Pascual ("El Rey San Pascual"), a folk saint venerated throughout Mayan Guatemala although not approved by the Catholic Church. He rules over the graveyards and is believed to cure infectuous diseases. Possibly a composite of pre-Hispanic death figures, he is represented as a skeleton, sometimes in a cape and wearing a crown. He is often considered the companion or "brother" of Guatemala's other forbidden folk saint, Maximon/San Simon.
    753,960
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  • Ajitz (Witch Doctor) Figure, ca. 1920's
    734,960
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  • Antique figure of Maximon, ca. 1920's
    808,960
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  • Antique figure of Maximon, Guatemala's "patron saint" of sinners
    The superbly carved, articulated figure shown here is one of the oldest and rarest in our collection of Maximon effigies, dating from the beginnings of the 20th century.The much revered folk saint Maximon (San Simon) is a composite of the Mayan tobacco god Mam and the Judas Iscariot of Catholic Europe. Associated with money making, sexual transgressions, drinking and smoking, he is the "patron saint" of the sinners, a character shunned by the Catholic Church. Worshippers offer the usually seated and clothed effigies of Maximon money, alcohol and cigars. He is not approved by the Catholic Church. Many of his followers have a household altar in their homes, with a small effigy of the "saint" sitting in a chair.
    763,960
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  • Antique Puppet (Maximon?), Guatemala
    782,960
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  • Antique Ajitz Puppet
    684,960
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  • San Isidro Labrador, 19th century, Western Highlands
    752,960
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  • Anonymous Folk Saint
    952,960
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  • Ajitz (or Maximon?), ca. 1920's
    797,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 1
    1302,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 2
    1136,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 3
    Antique Guatemalan slingshots, miniature wood sculptures of tremendous beauty and expressiveness, are a traditional folk art form. Each one is unique. The carvings often represent a person's animal co-spirit (Nahuales of the Mayan spirit world), or historical or religious figures.
    1100,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 4
    1116,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 5
    1440,957
    Price On Request
  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 6
    1337,960
    Price On Request
  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 7
    1302,960
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Guatemalan Folk Art

 

In addition to our stunning collection of traditional, antique Guatemalan dance masks we feature santos and other religious folk art made by indigenous santeros. We also have a large collection of antique, one-of-a-kind folk dolls representing Maximon, Guatemala's unique "patron saint of the sinners", as well as hand-carved antique slingshots of the highest quality which are miniature wood sculptures of tremendous beauty and expressiveness, haunting sculptures of "Judas" or "gigante" heads which are part of Guatemala's Holy Week pageants, and much more.

 

More information and pricing upon request: be.echols@gmail.com

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