About this object


Inscriptions inside mask read: "Dirigido por el Sr. Alvaro Lapez TLAMAMACAN RIO BALSAS IV VI viernes; DANZADO POR JUVENCIO ROMAN; DANZA DEL MARQUEZ."

Cultural context

Folk art; made for sale at local shops and markets.

Iconographic meaning

The style of this type of mask would have been influenced by pictures of classical Greek sculpture in books or magazines, even though the males are actually meant to represent Spaniards.

Physical description

Unpainted mask of male face with long curly beard, moustache, open mouth and hair.