Mexico

Unique Mexican Devil Mask

Q:  I have some wood masks that my father had purchased over the years, I believe predominantly in Mexico. I wondered if they have any value, and if you would be interested in purchasing if they do?  Robin, 1112

A:  Just looked at your Mexican masks again and realized that this one is pretty nice. It’s a Diablo that in many ways is traditional in style and symbolism, but I can’t identify where in the country it is from. If we new, it would have some value. Though it is not clear in your small photos, the mask may have been used in performance. The Devil is an important character in many dances. 

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