Guerrero Águila (Eagle Spirit Animal)
The figure of the eagle warrior symbolizes the ascent to the highest level of human aspiration: The overcoming of normal consciousnesses and the arrival at a higher level of spirituality.
Born to be warriors, trained by elite soldiers, the eagle warrior represented the highest level of the Aztec army. They were trained not only to have great abilities with weapons but also were educated in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and in the interpretation of codices, among other things. This work represents all those values and elite characteristics. On its chest, the figure carries a silver filagree piece that portrays a two headed serpent; according to Mesoamerican symbology, the bicephalous creature represents beginning and end, the connection between the earthly world and the underworld.
- Copal wood
- Acrylic paints
- Sheep’s wool
- Natural dyes including mealybugs, indigo, herbs and flowers
- Chicken feathers and turkey down
- Sterling silver
- Height: 70 cm
- Width: 90 cm
- Depth: 65 cm
- Wood carving: Isaías Jiménez Hernández
- Textiles: Wilmer Vásquez
- Plumage: Iván Cruz López
- Silversmithing: Rubí Coral Salgado Téllez