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Antique Red Moor
$3000

Antique Red Moor
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  • Antique Red Moor

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.----- During the Moors & Christians dance, Christians will fight Moors representing the Crusade battles in Europe. Spaniards brought the dance to Guatemala telling tall tales about their victory over the Muslim Invasion. The Dance is sometimes called “12 Pares de Francia” -12 Pairs of France, in a reference to Charlemagne and the Catholic overcome. Guatemalan Ceremonial Mask Dances are performed to honour both Catholic and Mayan Deities. The Christian side is represented with blond, white-pale skin characters; meanwhile the Moors are portrayed with black hair and red-dark skin. This piece represents a Moor, black facial hair and red skin decorates the piece. Notice the fine painted eyelashes and eyebrows. Exquisite hair, beard and moustache carvings give the piece a magnificent look. The backside has the smoothest patina, denoting the age of the piece. The mask was repainted by the Morería owners, drops of paint can be seen on the left eye and chin.

Map
Age: Approximately carved in the 1850’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Chichicastenango, El Quiché
Materials: Wood
Use: Moors & Christians Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 9” x 7” x 5”
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