Ceremonial Conquistador Mask used during the Dance of the Conquest. This character represents a Spanish soldier; a captain or a simple combatant. During the Dance, they will fight against the Mayan Warriors. Blond hair, sideburns and moustaches are nicely carved. Notice the gracefully painted eyebrows and eyelashes that highlight the beautiful white painted seed-made eyes. Red lips and sunburned forehead, nose and cheeks that highlight the character’s gesture. Great patina on the back denotes use and age; green crosses are painted as signs of ownership. Please Notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1940’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: San Cristobal, Totonicapán
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 6.5” x 4”