Q: Here is the picture of the Mexican mask I would like to get a quote for an appraisal. My deceased friend brought it to the US back in the late 70’s even though it was forbidden. She lived in Mexico City and she told me it was made in mountains for a ceremony. It is about 3 feet tall and about 1 foot wide. Very light weight and it has glass eyes. This is the only thing I know about it. Carla, 1557
A: Somewhere in the state of Guerrero they have been making these large, bearded masks to sell to rich tourists for many years. They are well carved and quite handsome.
Here’s the problem. The sellers almost always tell the gringos that the Barbones (bearded one) is very old, used and valuable. Though it will look great on a steel stand somewhere in your house, it is not going to be worth what your friend probably paid for it.