1951.11.17

Wooden mask with pale face, bushy curly beard, red lips and inset with blue glass eyes. [SM (Verve) 18/02/2013]

Place details: M AMERICA. Guatemala. Alta Vera Paz State San Pedro Carchá. Cultural Group: Kekchí Maya Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Pigment / Glass / Wax / ?. Processes: Carved / Painted / Perforated / ?. Colour: Pink Black Dimensions: Max L = 226 mm Max W = 170 mm When Collected: By 1951 Acquired: Donated 1951 Related Collections: Photo Archive B51

KEYWORD: Mask / Dance Accessory / CLASS: Mask / Dance / ?.

Object description: Wooden mask with pale face, bushy curly beard, red lips and inset with blue glass eyes. The mask has no hair and large black bushy eyebrows. The eyes are made from glass and are painted blue. They have been set into the mask from the back with wax. The mouth is closed. Two eye holes are positioned between the eyes and the nose and the nostrils have been pierced.[SM (Verve) 18/02/2013]