DESCRIPTION: An artful and flamboyant Mexican festival vaquero (cowboy / cattle driver) dance mask, the face carved from wood and painted with a black beard and bright red cheeks. Attached to the head is an elaborate tin βcrownβ with wide bull horns and flamboyant decorative headdress of double cut and pierced tin flowers. Embellishing the horns are rows of long, brightly colored ribbons. This mask would have been a festive, celebratory costume worn during the Dance of the Vaqueros, a...
This very large, outstanding female figural vessel has a wide, double lobed body and dates from ...