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A Fine North/Central Coast wood mummy mask

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 978719 (stock# W72982L)

A Fine North/Central Coast wood mummy mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
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From the Middle Horizon period, ca. 800-1100 CE, this haunting, naturalistic false head for a mummy-bundle is replete with silver headpiece with attached trophy heads. Each of these repousse bangles shows a combination of feline and human features. With eyes made from clam and purple spondylus shell, the intense countenance has been decorated with eyelashes, braided hair tresses, and cut bangs (visible up and under the metal headpiece) to further animate the image. Remains of textile impression ...click for details


A fine wooden Mexican dance mask

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 802117 (stock# M618)

A fine wooden Mexican dance mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
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The face of a Spaniard (Moro) is shown in a naturalistic manner, his long sideburns and carefully combed hair lending a regal look to the folk carving. Carefully marked, open eyes are placed below the cutout sections where the actual dancer's eyes would have been positioned. From the Mexican State of Veracruz, carved from a native pine wood and with well-patinated oil painted surface showing good age and use. Probably once part of the Dance of the Moors. Ca. 1940. In excellent condition. Ex- ...click for details

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