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Typical, old Mexican mask

maybe Michoacan

maybe Michoacan

Q: Do you agree that this is a Mexican, rather than Guatemalan mask? Nate, 840

A: Of course, there are some masks from nearby Guatemala of similar design, but this design is so typical of many areas in Mexico. It portrays a light-skinned man with black eyebrows and mustache. The holes for seeing and attaching strings, plus the facial characteristics, are also typical. It’s well carved and appears to be old and used; most of the things a collector of Mexican masks wants… though it’s pretty low-key. A-

Categories:   Mexico

Comments

  • Posted: September 25, 2015 15:22

    Bryan Stevens

    This looks very much like a Curpite mask from Michoacan. Bryan Stevens
  • Posted: September 25, 2015 15:22

    Bryan Stevens

    For a similar mask see Máscaras Tradicionales de México, by Ruth Lechuga, page 136. Bryan Stevens
  • Posted: March 8, 2016 03:55

    Mariano Baxter

    Nate 840, if you are willing to sell such an exquisite piece, my offer is $450 USD. Mariano 230, aidenmiles0@gmail.com