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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