Ceremonial Jaguar Mask, maroon and yellow painted with black stripes all over. A prominent carved nose with red nose-holes and alert positioned ears highlight the ferocious feline. Lower and upper carved teeth frame a big red painted tongue that gives the jaguar a funny appearance, almost as if it was smiling. Beautiful green seeds-made eyes with tiny black painted eyelashes give the piece an outstanding expression. The backside patina and the small fissures on the paint denote wear. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1960’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: San Andrés Xecúl, Totonicapán
Use: Deer Dance, Palo Volador, Test of the Rope
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 5” x 8”