Mexican dog mask

Q:  We bought this mask in New Orleans in an antique shop about three years ago. It cost $90 and was from a man who collected masks. We would love to know where it comes from and have never seen another one like it. It was labelled as a wolf mask. Thank you so much for your assistance.  Jenny, 1108

A:  It could be a wolf or a dog. Both play roles in several Mexican dances. It would be nice to know what state it came from, the village and the dance. Brand new and without holes and straps, it was probably made for the tourist trade. I like it!  B+

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  • Bob Ibold

    It looks to be a genuine dance mask, a dog from the Costa Chica region of Oaxaca, Mexico. The treatment of the eyes is typical of this region. It is a nice mask. I am currently in Puerto Escondido and looking forward to seeing masked dances in Costa Chica in a couple of weeks. Jim

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