Guatemalan Jaguar mask

Q:  I have a picture of mask that was purchased out of country and need origin and value. Can I send a picture? It’s a set of two. Please email me.  Tammy, 1457

A:  This exciting mask portrays a jaguar (or tigre in Spanish) that is a character in several Guatemalan dances. These beautiful cats were once the top predator in Mexico all the way down to Argentina. Today they survive in only a few remote forest. How sad it is.  Sorry, we only do one mask per person, per month. Nor do we appraise for free. Instead, we often end the answer with a letter grade.  B

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