Mictecacihuatl (Mini Print)

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Mictecacihuatl is typically depicted as a skeleton, and this rendition is no exception. She is also said to have a skirt made of serpents, but I admit I was rather attached to her pretty bones and didn't want to cover them overmuch, so I limited it to one snake. Her outfit is derived from an approximation of ancient Aztec attire, and a sort of nod to her eventual transformation; the original Lady Mic's defining clothing was her serpent skirt, but when she was more or less reincarnated into La Santisima Muerta she was more prone to wearing a robe (which, as I recall, looked like it had a fully fleshed out human underneath, but contained only her bones; she is more or less a female version of the more popular scythe wielding portrayal of death that is so well known today...). And of course she has some marigolds (a crimson one blooming in her hair, and another glowing orange-red one in her spindly skeletal fingers), since they were sacred to both Mictecacihuatl and La Santisima Muerte.

The original piece was done in watercolor and pencil on rag paper, measuring 11"x7".

Each tiny print measures approximately 2 1/2" by 3 1/2". It is a lovely reproduction of the original work, on photo matte paper. Keep it in your wallet or your purse, pop it on your alter, make your own mini art gallery, stick her on a bookshelf or somewhere she can watch over you...the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

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