Mystery non-mask

Q: I recently purchased this mask for my collection and have had zero luck identifying it’s origin. It measures 9″ across x 12″ tall x 5″ deep. It is made of some variety of ceramic clay–possibly terracotta in part. The back side includes speckling but I am not knowledgeable enough to discern authentic from reproduction but am leaning toward older reproduction? Thanks much! JC, 1604

A: This is not even a real mask. It is too big, easy to break, impossible to wear, etc. But it sure would look good on a mask collector’s wall.

Help us identify this interesting decor item, or is it something else. Please send in your comments. This will make JC, me, and other viewers very happy.