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, eyebrows and moustaches are nicely carved. Notice the gracefully painted eyelashes and eyebrows that highlight the funny plastic eyes. Sunburned cheeks, ears, forehead and nose denote the European origin of the character. Spectacular high relieve carved flowers decorate his head. Notice the many layers of paint on the piece and a great patina on the red painted back denoting use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1940’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Size: Approximately 8” x 5” x 7”