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CHICHICASTENANGO DANCER AND KUKLAKAN (two-sided figure)

 

Acrylic enamel and 23 carat gold on board, 20 x 48 inches.

Exhibited: Paris 1973.

Estimate $1750.

A young dancer from Balle De Los Moro dressed in the costume of Spanish conquistadores performs the ritual dance for the resurrection of Christ. On the reverse side is Kuklakan, the Mayan god of wisdom, emerging from a shell, the symbol for a woman’s sex.

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