Sculptor: Francisco Polope
Year Issued: 2021
Finish: Gloss and Matte
Height (in): 31.89 / 81 cm
Width (in): 22.05 / 56 cm
Limited Edition 250
The origins of Aztec dances go back to pre-Hispanic Mexico. They started off as ritual dances to worship the gods and to commune with nature. The dancers formed large circles and offerings were placed in the center, where they believed all energy to be concentrated.
Aztec dances were also considered to be a ritual cleansing of body and soul and a medium to reach a higher plane of consciousness closer to man’s origins and destiny.
The size, posture and expressive gestures of this porcelain creation entailed a highly complex process of elaboration, making it an excellent example of Lladró’s technical and decorative virtuosity. Taken overall, the feathers, the knee and ankle cuffs, the skirt and the breastplate have been worked with minute ornamental detail and with a meticulous use of enamels and metallic lusters.