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  • Cacique Mask from the Dance of the Conquest
    The Cacique (Maya/Indian warrior) is a key character in one of the most important masked dances which re-enacts the epic battle of the Conquest and dramatic defeat of the Quiche Maya. He represents a dark-skinned (indigenous) person of important political authority and social rank that was crucial to defending the Quiche Indian sovereignty against the Spaniards.
    764,960
    Price On Request
  • Español/Conquistador 1
    723,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo 6 (with real teeth)
    828,960
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  • Diablo 2 (red-black)
    771,960
    Price On Request
  • Ajitz/Shaman from the Guatemalan Dance of the Conquest
    This rare antique Guatemalan dance mask represents the Ajitz, an important Mayan shaman priest-diviner. His red color symbolizes death and rebirth. As he was said to predict the arrival of the Spaniards and the bloody defeat of the Quiche Maya during the Conquest, this character plays a crucial role in the Conquest dance drama. This unique mask was collected in Guatemala's western highlands.
    706,960
    Price On Request
  • Español with Blue Eyes 2
    827,960
    Price On Request
  • Red Cheeked Español
    802,960
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  • Hombre or Ajitz
    827,960
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  • Español/Conquistador 3
    809,960
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  • Mono Negro/Black Monkey
    798,960
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  • Dark-Faced Español, El Quiche
    840,960
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  • Diablo 1 (with leather ears)
    809,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo 3
    793,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo 4, El Quiche
    776,960
    Price On Request
  • Tigre 1
    771,960
    Price On Request
  • Tigre 2
    868,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo 6 (black)
    781,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo 7 (red)
    784,960
    Price On Request
  • Español/Conquistador 2
    883,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo 5
    847,960
    Price On Request
  • Mujer (black)
    884,960
    Price On Request
  • Negrito or El Raton Mask
    720,960
    Price On Request
  • Torito 1
    864,960
    Price On Request
  • Torito 2 Nahuala
    811,960
    Price On Request
  • Tigre 3
    837,960
    Price On Request
  • Hombre/Viejo
    791,960
    Price On Request
  • Dog mask
    839,960
    Price On Request
  • El Patron
    791,960
    Price On Request
  • La Patrona
    826,960
    Price On Request
  • Malinche
    865,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (1)
    851,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (2)
    944,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (3)
    834,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (4)
    795,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (5)
    868,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (7)
    847,960
    Price On Request
  • Español, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (9)
    816,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (8)
    995,960
    Price On Request
  • Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (6)
    849,960
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Guatemalan Dance Masks

 

In the rural areas and villages of indigenous Guatemala, masks have long been an integral part of life, binding past and present with tradition, ritual and ceremony. For many generations, folk artists of Maya descent have skillfully carved elaborate masks from different woods, painted in various colors, to be used in choreographed dance dramas. The most apparent quality of Guatemalan masks is their diversity.  Although the regional centers from which they originate may be only a few miles apart, the masks are unique and distinct.

For more on Guatemalan masks, please read Mariposa Art's blog post

The over 50 masks in our collection date mostly from the early part of the 20th century. Please ask us about other masks not shown here. 

More information and pricing: be.echols@gmail.com

  

 

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