Skeleton couple (Catrin and Catrina)
This set of elegant skulls are inspired by the famous 1910–1913 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. The image of the elehant skull lady was offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolution era. La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
Male skull: 7cm (w) x 6cm (d) x 25cm (h) Weight: 0.85 kg
Female skull: 5.5cm (w) x 5.5cm (d) x 18.5cm (h) Weight: 0.63 kg