1951.11.17 (Not on display in the museum)
Wooden mask with pale face, bushy curly beard, red lips and blue eyes.
Place details: M AMERICA. Guatemala. Alta Vera Paz State San Pedro Carchá. Cultural Group: Kekchí Maya Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Pigment / Glass / ?. Processes: Carved / Painted / ? / ?. Colour: Pink Black Dimensions: Max L = 226 mm Max W = 170 mm Field Collector: Elsie McDougall When Collected: By 1951 PRM Source: Elsie McDougall Acquired: Donated 1951 Related Collections: Photo Archive B51
KEYWORD: Mask / Dance Accessory / CLASS: Mask / Dance / ?.
Accession Book Entry - 'MRS ELSIE MCDOUGALL, BEARSVILLE, ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK, U.S.A. Series of secular dance masks caricaturing the types of foreigners familiar to the natives... - GUATEMALA. ALTA VERA PAZ, S. PERDRO CARCHÁ. Wooden mask, pale face, very bushy curly beard, mustachios and eyebrows, modelled and painted black. Large nose, small closed mouth, red-painted lips. Eyes of glass, with blue iris. These glass eyes can be hired to put in masks for fiestas. Length 22.6 cm, width (max.) 17.0 cm. Holes for sight between eyes and bridge of nose. Nostrils also pierced.'