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Magnificent Old Frog Devil
$8750

Magnificent Old Frog Devil
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  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil
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  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil
  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil
  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil
  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil
  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil
  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil
  • Magnificent Old Frog Devil

The following item belongs to the range of “Antique and Rare Items of the Casa de Artes’ Treasures Series”. This item can only be purchased online using PAYPAL or a US Dollar Check sent to our P.O. Box address in Florida, USA. For buying instructions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ----- On December 7th Guatemalan people celebrate the famous "Quema del Diablo" – Burning of the Devil, a purification ritual before the start of 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 or attributes to represent different kind of personalities, good or evil. This piece has a distinctive carving; a frog comes out of the devil’s forehead. Many of the Guatemalan Devil Masks have animal figures as decorations. A frog for instance, represents wisdom, so this Devil Masks has “wise thoughts”. The piece has magnificent carved hair, curly moustaches and a rare triple beard; the mouth has masterly carved teeth that, combined with the leather tongue complete a scary look. Notice the red wooden horns attached to the top of the head that decorate this incredible devil mask. Great patina on the back shows signs of use. 

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Age: Approximately carved in the early 1900’s.
Ethnic Group: Kekchí
Origin: Cobán, Alta Verapaz
Materials: Wood
Use: Devil Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 15” x 9” x 10” (horns included)
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