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Skeletal Ceramic Professor Statuette from Mexico, "Professor Catrin"

byJorge Escamilla
In an homage to José Guadalupe Posada's "La Calavera Catrina"... more

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In an homage to José Guadalupe Posada's "La Calavera Catrina", Mexico's Jorge Escamilla creates this unique sculpture. Wearing a bow tie and holding a tablet with numbers on it, the charming skeletal professor is crafted of clay and steel wire. The original "La Calavera Catrina" was a zinc etching created by the artist José Guadalupe Posada in Mexico around 1910. Posada created the character, a female skeleton with an elegant hat, as a satirical portrait to lampoon Mexican natives who aspired to European style and denied their own heritage. The catrina has since become an emblem of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration and a popular folk art subject.

  • 0.16 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 7 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 2.8" W x 2.8" D

  • Ceramic, steel wire
  • Handle with care
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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