Nine Peruvian Andes Polychrome Ceremonial Dance Masks
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: South American: Pre 1900: item # 1152989
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Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
|Peruvian Andes Polychrome Ceremonial Dance Masks, ca. 1820-1880. These amazingly crafted masks were worn by the indigenous people of Peru living under the Spanish occupation in the 19th century. At a time when the Spanish allowed little room for self expression among native Peruvians, the indigenous people crafted these masks for their dance festivals, subtly mocking their overlords. Each mask is made from wood, and then carefully painted over with strikingly vibrant color.|