Lot 97: Mexican Day-of-the-Dead Carnival Mask, ex-Museum

Artemis Gallery

October 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
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Description: Mexico, early 20th century CE. This is a colorful red, cream, and black painted and carved wood face mask representing a skull -- a calaca, a mask made to be worn as part of the Day of the Dead Festival. The piece has an old collection number on its back and has been pierced for attachment. Size: 14" H (35.6 cm) Provenance: Ex- New York Gallery, The Tryworks Collection compiled by the Rev. Richard and Jean Kellaway of Fairhaven, MA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113500
Condition Report: Expected wear; nice shape with bright colors.
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