Antique Walking Stick With Hand Carved Mexican Folk Art - Maximilian i of Mexico

Antique Walking Stick With Hand Carved Mexican Folk Art - Maximilian i of Mexico

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This walking stick is covered in hand-carved Mexican folk art, and dates back to the times of Emporer Maximilian i

The stick is fully engraved and even features an eagle and a snake. Traditionally in Mexico, an eagle devouring a serpent is in conflict with Mesoamerican belief. The eagle is a symbol of the sun and a representation of the victorious god Huitzilopochtli, in which form, according to legend, bowed to the arriving Aztecs.

The stick dates back to the times of Maximilion i Of Mexico, who was overthrown as emperor of Mexico and shot in 1867

 

The stick has some use marks and a natural curve to the bottom of the stick.

Measures at;
91cm length
2cm diameter of cane

£175.00Price