1951.11.12

Wooden mask with prominent nose, painted green eyes and red mouth with projecting underlip and chin. [SM (Verve) 13/02/2013]

Place details: M AMERICA. Mexico. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Pigment / ?. Processes: Carved / Painted / Perforated / ?. Colour: Polychrome Dimensions: Max L = 180 mm Max W = 152 mm When Collected: By 1951 Acquired: Donated 1951 Related Collections: Photo Archive B51 (VARIOUS)

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

Object description: Wooden mask with prominent nose, painted green eyes and red mouth with projecting underlip and chin. Two eye slits have been made above the eyes for the wearer to see out. There are two small holes on the sides and one in the forehead. [SM (Verve) 13/02/2013]

Publications history, trails & websites: Illustrated as figure 24 on page 9 of Oxford and Latin America (Oxford: External Relations Office, University of Oxford, 1999). Caption (same page) reads: 'Mexican dance mask depicting a caricature of a Mediterranean trader. Held in the Pitt Rivers Museum.' [MdeA 2/9/99; JC 27 8 2009]