About this object

History of use

Mask used during the Days of the Dead.

Physical description

A beige-brown skull-style mask with bulging eyes that have a red bead in the centre. There is a hole in between the eye and the black eyebrows. The nostrils and the mouth are cut out with white teeth. The cheek bones are high and pointed, and the double chin protrudes. The upper part of the face is decorated with red lines. The hair is black with carved lines. There is a white and red headband which has a triangular pattern. Two braided hair pieces are carved along the sides. There are four holes at either sides of the mask. A string is tied around the upper two holes.