50 x 11 x 14 cm (HxWxD) - 7 kg
XOLOESQUINCLE is a bronze sculpture of a woman with a mask or hat.
Xoloesquincle is an Aztec hairless dog, very typical of Mexico. The artist is making reference to the culture of her adoptive country, talking about a sacred animal. In Mesoamerican mythology, it was believed to be sacred and to accompany the souls of the deceased towards their destination, Mictlán, described as a deep and dark place.
It was also considered to be the symbol of transformation and the dark twin of the light This piece is part of a special collection Francesca Dalla Benetta started in 2018, called Customs and Identities, and it is a reflection about how many costumes we wear in front of people, the society, family and so on. We have roles that are different for each person we meet in life, so we try to adapt and respond to that particular role. Sometime we align, sometimes we react. That´s how we build our personality.
This piece has a black patina with golden details, polished to reveal the natural bronze color.
The black patina is made from the green one, after a burning process, so magical and mystical. This piece is a unique bronze sculpture, one of a kind.
Xoloesquincle is a bronze sculpture of a woman with a mask or hat.