Lenten Mask

About this object

Narrative

Field collected in Portugal from the 'Santos Oficios' craft shop in Lisbon.

Physical description

Carved devil mask with horns. Face mask with cut-out openings is painted completely red over the front, with black paint on brows, beard, and encircling eyes and mouth. Red horns with black tips project outward to the sides, and are inserted and glued above the brows. Inside is unpainted and has a piece of cotton string on a metal eye hook.