Black painted bull mask with long wooden horns attached. The black background is highlighted by a green painted snout. The Bull licks its nose with a big red painted high relieve carved tongue. White painted eyes are framed by red circles denoting the animal’s fury. Notice the two carved in holes in the forehead that enable the dancer to see. The painting has fissures caused by the use. Patina on the back denotes many years of employ.
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Age: Approximately carved in the 1940’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: San Cristobal, Totonicapán
Use: Bull Dance, Mexican’s Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 13” x 9” x 8” (horns included)