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Green Monkey Nose Devil
$650

Green Monkey Nose Devil
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  • Green Monkey Nose Devil
  • Green Monkey Nose Devil
  • Green Monkey Nose Devil

This piece has exuberant carvings; a gorgeous large beard with two big curls, excellently carved teeth and a rare monkey shaped nose decorate the Devil’s face. Many of the Guatemalan Devil Masks have animal figures as beautifications. A monkey for instance, represents a playful reckless character. On December 7th people celebrate the famous “Quema del Diablo” – Burning of the Devil, a purification ritual before Christmas Celebrations. Dancers dressed with red and black costumes will dance around the bonfires. The character is not necessarily evil; some pieces will be decorated with diverse symbols to represent different kind of personalities, good or evil. Brown painted eyes surrounded by a yellow background give a dramatic contrast to the piece. The mask has masterly carved ears that combined with the carved skin-wrinkles give the piece an extraordinary look. This mask is in an unused condition as the backside shows. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.

Map
Age: Approximately carved in the 1980’s.
Ethnic Group: Kekchí
Origin: Cobán, Alta Verapaz
Materials: Wood
Use: Devil Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 8” x 16” x 8.5”
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