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Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
$3000

Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
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  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures
  • Eyeless Alvarado - Treasures

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. ----- Exquisite ceremonial dance mask representing the main Spanish Conquistador, Pedro de Alvarado. During the Dance of the Conquest, Alvarado will fight against the leader of the Mayan Warriors, Tecun Uman. Alvarado was sent by Cortez to conquer the south of Mexico, a territory known as "Coactemalan" by the Indigenous people, the “Place of Trees”. When the Mayas saw this blond character, they nicknamed him "Tonatiuh"- the son of the Sun. So when represented during the ceremonies, the blondness of the character is always exaggerated; notice the golden painted hair, sideburns, eyebrows, eyelashes, beard and moustaches. Sunburned ears, nose and cheeks and the red lips give this Conquistador a beautiful look. The exquisite ability of the artist is demonstrated with high relief curls and stylistic hair lines carvings. The piece has a stunning look with many different layers of paint as the fine nose indicates. The use that this piece had is shown in the incredible backside patina that tells the many adventures and events that the piece has overcome. Please notice that the piece’s top has small crack caused possibly during the dancing ceremonies. 

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Age: Approximately carved in the 1920’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Samayac, Suchitepéquez
Materials: Wood
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 9” x 5.5” x 4.5”
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