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Latin America, Mexico, Oaxaca, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A carved wooden mask depicting two faces - one painted white, the other painted yellow - sharing a central eye. The ghostly visages are comprised of openwork eyes and nostrils, the eyes lashed with arched brows above, and toothy grins. A wonderful festival mask that embodies the concept of dualism - perhaps representing male/female, youth/old age, or life/death - embraced by many Latin American cultures. Size: 7.25" W x 7.625" H (18.4 cm x 19.4 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York collection; ex Bob Brand and Liz Werthan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Surface wear commensurate with age. Some age cracks. Wired for suspension.

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Expressive 20th C. Mexican Festival Mask of Duality

Estimate $700 - $1,200Jan 18, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA