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AR-TI-FACT OAK-005: Zemí

AR-TI-FACT OAK-005: Zemí

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Ah, my friend! You have the fortune to witness a truly exceptional piece of history from the lost city. This particular artifact is one the greatest finds from the lost expedition. Before your very eyes, is the Zemí (Cemi). It’s believed that the ancient race of the lost city was matrilineal and traced their ancestry through the female line and similar Zemí were passed down from generation to generation. Similar artifacts were believed to connect the wearer to an immaterial, spiritual, and vital force pertaining to their deities and their ancestors. Notice the three points of the artifact. Could this particular Zemí reference a nearby mountain range where few have scaled? The left-hand side of the piece refers to a beast which could represent a high-ranking warrior of this ancient race. The top of the piece resembles a conch shell. Perhaps a symbol of protection, guarding against evil forces for the wearer? The far side is believed to be a rooster representing a new dawn and an awakening. Opposite of you, the running snail could be referring to distant galaxies. Lastly, this is not the first time we have seen the symbol of the serpent and it could be symbolizing a large body of water and strength. Other explorers believe that it has mystical powers, capable of revealing hidden truths and guiding the wearer toward enlightenment. 

Artifact Specs:

Height: in±

Diameter: in±

Glaze Finish: Porcelain

QTY: 100

Glaze Finish: Moss

QTY: 50

Glaze Finish: Boricua

QTY: 50

All of our artifacts are produced in limited editions, with each release being a one time event followed by the destruction of the molds. Each design will be accompanied by a card detailing its unique backstory, and they will also be individually numbered and signed by the artist.

Once you've placed your artifact order, the Louisiana Chapter of the Explorer's Club will meticulously create replicas using a master casting of the original artifact. Each replica is carefully finished with a custom finish of your choosing and then securely packaged for shipping. We take pride in our efficient service, and orders are typically fulfilled within 90 days from the date of your order.

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