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. Brown hair, sideburns and moustaches are nicely carved. Notice the gracefully painted eyebrows and eyelashes that highlight the blue glass eyes. Sunburns can be found in his cheeks. High relieve carved flower decorations on both sides decorate his head. Golden teeth symbolize the wealth of the character that tells us his social status. The piece has many layers of paint; patina on the back denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1970’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 8” x 4.5”