Zapotec Bat Deity Urn

Collectible Zapotec Ceramic Statuette Museum Replica

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SKU: 221572
Angel Cerón crafts an impressive ceramic replica of an urn in the shape of the bat deity, attributed to the Zapotec people.The original sculpture was found in Monte Albán, Oaxaca. The deity's head is shaped like bat wings, its face features fierce fangs and it's human like body holds a shield and maze. Several pre-Hispanic cultures associated the bat deity with darkness and death, thus with the underworld.
  • Ceramic
  • 2.95 lbs
  • 9.8 inches H x 8.8 inches W x 5 inches D
  • Made in Mexico

4 Reviews

  • 5
    A scary guy! I love him!

    Posted by Janice on Sep 3rd 2020

    Well made and packaged securely.

  • 5
    Wonderful addition to my art collection.

    Posted by Ramona R on Mar 19th 2020

    This is an unusual and striking piece. Love the historic significance of it, as well as his fierce countenance. Displays perfectly when back-lighted. I am proud to help support Angel Ceron.

  • 5
    Beautiful craftsmanship

    Posted by Kate on Apr 11th 2018

    This is a beautiful piece. As a licensed bat rehabilitator, I educate thousands of people each year, and use pieces like this to share information about how different cultures view bars. Thank you for this lovely addition to my collection!

  • 5
    Stand-out piece

    Posted by Thomas on Mar 10th 2018

    Great addition to my collection of Maya, Aztec and Inca pottery! Certainly a "noticeable" piece. Weird, ugly and Fantastic!!