Q: Looks old & crudely carved wooden mask with animal, about 10″ tall, wood is light some cracking, no idea where from or what age, what do you think, Thanks, George, 579
A: This could win “Strangest Mask of the Year.”
Yes, that appears to be a male, hoofed animal carved over the face of the mask. The back is also unusual. Was the front ever painted? The Mexicans sometimes put animals over faces, but I’ve never seen one that looks anything like this. Please let us know if you have any thoughts on this strange mask.