Ceremonial Conquistador Mask used during the Dance of the Conquest. This character represents the Spanish General, Pedro de Alvarado, and the main Guatemalan Conquistador. He was nicknamed “Tonatiuh” by the Mayas, that means “the Son of the Sun”, since he was so blond. During the Dance, he will fight against the Mayan Warriors. Light brown hair, beard, sideburns and moustaches are nicely carved. Notice the gracefully brown painted eyebrows and eyelashes that highlight the beautiful glass eyes. Sunburned cheeks, ears, forehead and nose denote the European origin of the character. Patina on the back denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1950’s.
Ethnic Group: K\'iché
Origin: Samayac, Suchitepéquez
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 10” x 6.5”