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Lot 0055
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. early 20th century CE. A carved and painted wooden mask depicting a bearded male, possibly an elder with lovely eyelashes, large eyes, full lips, a prominent nose, and lengthy ears. This mask was exhibited at the "Mexican Masks of the 20th Century: A Living Tradition" show at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. Size: 4" L x 6.75" W x 9" H (10.2 cm x 17.1 cm x 22.9 cm).

Provenance: Tryworks Collection compiled by the Rev. Richard and Jean Kellaway of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

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Repaired from several pieces, with two small metal plates holding the larger sections together. Expected wear with age, minor loss to side of mouth and nose, but colors are clear and bright. An old collection number "1022" is painted in white inside of mask.

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