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Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
$5000

Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
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  • Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
  • Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
  • Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
  • Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
  • Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
  • Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - Treasures
  • Wrinkled Flowers Conquistador - 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. ----- Antique 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. Sunburned ears, nose and cheeks; red lips and gorgeous glass eyes highlighted by golden painted eyebrows and eyelashes give this Conquistador a beautiful look. The skin has many layers of old paint and wrinkles all over that have been fading away, caused by use in time and created a curious look for the mask.  The exquisite ability of the artist is demonstrated with excellent hair lines and stylistic nose, ear carvings and moustaches made of this piece, a reference for future representations of this character. The use that the piece had is also shown in the incredible backside patina that tells the many adventures and events that this piece has overcome. The mask has in the chin a fracture in the paint where its original colors can still be seen. 

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Age: Approximately carved in the 1850’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: San Cristobal, Totonicapán
Materials: Wood
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7.5” x 4.5” x 6.5”
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