From the lovely Mexican state of Guerrero (which includes the resort of Acapulco and the silversmithing town of Taxco), comes this wonderful hand cut and hammered copper ornament.
The odd image is of a bird woman or angel. The detailed embossing and debossing from the hammering is really special. The piece has been painted to accent the hammered likeness.
The ornament hangs from a copper chain that allows it to be hung as permanent décor. But, it will make a nice holiday ornament as well.
The true artisanship of the maker combines ages old metal techniques with a modern touch.
The approximate measurements are 2-3/4 inch high by 3-1/4 inches wide. The hammered embossing gives the ornament depth, but it's hard to measure. The hanging chain adds an additional 2 to 2-1/2 inches to the height.