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Central America, Guatemala, 20th century CE. A huge wooden mask, painted realistically, showing a pale-complexioned person with blue eyes and straight brown hair. Slits under the eyes provide vision for the wearer, and an opening in the mouth allows them room to breathe. This type of mask may have been made to recreate the conquistadors, a common theme in Central American cultural festivals that require masks. Size: 7.5" L x 8" W x 10.2" H (19 cm x 20.3 cm x 25.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970.

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Some wear to the paint, especially on the nose.

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20th C. Guatemalan Painted Wood Festival Mask

Estimate $400 - $600Mar 2, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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