Inframundo (Nagual Conejo muerte)
Mictlán was a name given to a conceptualization of the underworld, the final plane of human existence, where one goes to take the final rest.
This rabbit guardian spirit figure, bearing features and colors the underworld, is an homage to Manuel Jiménez, the originator of Oaxaca’s particular style of painted wood carving. The basic form of the work, with a human-like face and animal body, was developed by Jiménez, and has been reinterpreted here by his son Isaías Jiménez along with Iván Cruz López.
- Copal wood
- Acrylic paints
- Rooster and macaw feathers
- Height: 45 cm
- Width: 90 cm
- Depth: 70 cm
- Wood carving: Isaías Jiménez Hernández
- Plumage: Iván Cruz López