Mexico

Typical, old Mexican mask

maybe Michoacan
maybe Michoacan

Q: Do you agree that this is a Mexican, rather than Guatemalan mask? Nate, 840

A: Of course, there are some masks from nearby Guatemala of similar design, but this design is so typical of many areas in Mexico. It portrays a light-skinned man with black eyebrows and mustache. The holes for seeing and attaching strings, plus the facial characteristics, are also typical. It’s well carved and appears to be old and used; most of the things a collector of Mexican masks wants… though it’s pretty low-key. A-

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