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dog or wolf

dog or wolf

Q:  Good day, Bob. Thank you for the given opportunity to find out more about masks. There is a mask carved from the wood 10.5″ high, 9.5″ diameter of the top, and 6.5″ is a diameter of the teeth part.  Igor, 642

A:  I’m going to guess this is a wolf or dog mask from Mexico. I’m not sure. Perhaps someone else will have a different idea. Also, on one of the three photos you sent I see that the inside is painted or stained black. This usually indicates it was made for the tourist trade. Dancers have no reason to want the rear of a wood mask coated. (They will occasionally use cloth or foam rubber, but rarely change the color.)  C

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