Ceremonial Conquistador Mask used during the Dance of the Conquest. This character represents a sad looking Spanish soldier; a captain or a simple combatant. During the Dance, they will fight against the Mayan Warriors. Blond hair and moustaches are nicely carved. Notice the gracefully black painted eyebrows and eyelashes that highlight the beautiful black glass eyes. Spectacular high relieve carved decorations on the forehead can be found. The signature of the dancers can be seen on the backside. Great patina on the back and different layers of paint denote use and age. Please Notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1950’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz, El Quiché
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 6” x 6.5” x 4.5”