Wonderful complex wood sculpture by Oaxaca artist Magdaleno Fabian. This spectacular one-piece carving features an Aztec warrior with his eagle and lion. Every element of this one-piece figure is perfectly carved...take a look at the eagle with spread wings , the details of the warrior's face and body painting.
The painting is also superb and complex, featuring ancient Zapotec and Mata Ortiz designs. The eagle symbolizes the soldiers of the Sun, for the eagle was the symbol of the Sun. Magdaleno has won numerous awards for his woodcarvings...he is certainly one of the greatest carvers today. This absolutely impressive piece is a true work of art!
Dimensions: 8''Tall 5.5''Long 4.5''Wide