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San Simon/Maximon Altar Piece from Nahuala

Description:
An unusual vintage San Simon/Maximon piece that was used for a home altar. Handcarved from one piece of wood in the 1950s in Nahuala, Guatemala.

It is polychromed cedar wood figure. In very good antique condition with minimal signs of use and has a very serene sweetness.

Also known as Maximon, he plays an important role in the lives of many and is a fascinating figure found in Guatemala and elsewhere:

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