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Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
$5000

Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
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  • Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
  • Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
  • Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
  • Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
  • Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
  • Pedro Portocarrero - Treasures
  • Pedro Portocarrero - 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 captain don Pedro Portocarrero who was Pedro de Alvarado Lieutenant. The relationship between Alvarado and Portocarrero, his "right hand", made such impression in the Maya Warriors, that he is one of the few real Spanish characters that are represented in the Conquest Dance. The black painted carved hair and well formed moustaches and beard denote the exquisite ability of the artist. Sunburned skin cheeks tell the European origin of the character. Notice the gracefully painted eyelashes and eyebrows that highlight the character\'s brown glass eyes. Golden teeth tell the prosperous social status of the character. The black hair used to be golden painted, maybe this character used to be a Pedro de Alvarado Mask. The piece has a stunning look with many different layers of paint as well as an incredible backside patina that tells the many adventures and events that this piece has overcome. The piece has a branding; the letter “C” was burned into the piece maybe by the “Cruz Juarez” or “Miguel Chuj” Morería.

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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” x 9” x 5”
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