Day of the Dead Monk Figure

Day of the Dead Monk Figure


Size: 5.5 x 2 inch

This charming hand made skeleton statue, dressed in the habits of a Benedictine monk, was sculpted and hand painted in Mexico.Hand made of terra cotta, these traditional figures show every day life characters involved in mundane activity, and are usually placed on altars for Day of the Dead.

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos, Día de los Difuntos or Día de Muertos in Spanish) is a traditional holiday in Mexico and many South American countries. Based on a syncretization of ancient pre-Hispanic and Christian beliefs, this celebration of the memory of deceased ancestors is celebrated from dusk on October 31st through November 1 (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls' Day).

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