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This lovely Calavera Butterfly was found, already dead, and placed under glass for you.
A fine specimen of it's kind! In it's shadow box, it can be hung on the wall or set on a shelf.
It would handsomely grace any curio cabinet or alter or wall in your home, all year round.
A dear commemoration to those who've passed & it brightens any place it goes!

In Mexico, monarch butterflies represent the spirits of loved ones passed.
The skull is from an original which I sculpted myself & then cast & refined.
I hand painted it with acrylic paints and then sealed it, for added durability.
The "wings" are actually feathers only painted to look like butterfly wings.
In a lightweight plastic shadow box frame & under glass, it is ready to hang!
I've given the frame a bit of a patina with some sandpaper and a little paint
to give it some added richness and so that it doesn't look so plastic-like.
It is 6 + 5/8 inches by 4 + 5/8 inches and just over 1 + 1/4 inches in depth.

Thank you for having a closer look and visiting Los Muertitos!

Please, check out another calavera in my other store, The Tiny Goat Shop:

Dia de los Muertos Shadow Box


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: chalkware, cardstock, feathers, paint
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
  • Favorited by: 6 people