A fine old example of the Bull (Torito) mask that is an important character at Carnival in Alto Lucero, Veracruz. This mask was well used when it was bought in the 1960s. See page 34 of Masks of Mexico by Mauldin for a similar mask that is not as old. This one is pictured in Masks of the World by Ibold and Yohn on page 124. It is what serious collectors love– frequent usage, old age, beautiful traditional design, and still in good shape. Note the mirror in middle of forehead.
In a few days we will have an auction of Mexican masks on this website. Because of current economic conditions the starting bids will be unusually low… a great opportunity for you to start a collection!