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Wooden Mexican Dia de los Muertos Skeleton Sculpture in Standing Position
Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the Community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.
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- DimensionsH 44.1 in. x W 12.6 in. x D 11.82 in.H 112 cm x W 32 cm x D 30 cm
- Seller LocationBrussels, BE
- Reference NumberLU330119431913
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