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Old Maximón from Zunilito
$950

Old Maximón from Zunilito
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  • Old Maximón from Zunilito
  • Old Maximón from Zunilito
  • Old Maximón from Zunilito
  • Old Maximón from Zunilito
  • Old Maximón from Zunilito
  • Old Maximón from Zunilito
  • Old Maximón from Zunilito

Maximón or San Simon is treated like a Catholic Saint, although he hasn’t holy roots. This Mayan Deity was disguised as a Catholic Saint in order to survive the Spanish Inquisitors; some believe he represents Judas Iscariot who was sent back to Earth to perform good acts and wash away his sins. Guatemalans offer him liquor, fruits, money and, of course, the never absent cigars; they will ask for good or evil favors, depending on the candle color. He could be represented as a seated or standing character, dressed either in a native ceremonial dress (Indigenous Maximón) or business suit (Ladino Maximón). Notice the masterly hand carved details in this antique Maximon; hat, white shirt, and blue trousers dress the piece. He might be presenting holding a baton as a sign of power; and his hand is extended waiting for an offering.  His left foot is partially broken. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.

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Age: Approximately carved in the 1920’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Zunil, Quetzaltenango
Materials: Wood
Use: Religious Image
Technique: hand carved
Size: Approximately: 7” x 4.5” x 8”
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