Art of the Americas - Dance Mask, Guatemala

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Dance Mask, Guatemala

Dance mask
8" (20 cm) high by 6.5" (16.5 cm) wide
Late 1800s

The eyebrows, eyelashes, hair and moustache show remnants of black paint, while the teeth have traces of white. His curly side-parted hair and long sideburns were characteristic of the Spaniards depicted in these dances. His nose has been roughly restored and there is some surface loss on the left edge and eyebrow. A crack on the chin has been stabilized with resin.


Dance Mask, Guatemala, left side view
Dance Mask, Guatemala, back view
Dance Mask, Guatemala, right side view
Dance Mask, Guatemala, chin
Dance Mask, Guatemala, top of head

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