Mexican Vintage Hand-painted Wood Jaguar Dance Mask with Tusks and Quills

Regular price $95.00

Wow! I found this Mexican hand-painted wooden Jaguar dance mask--with applied (real) tusks, leather tongue and ears, glass eyes, and porcupine quills popping out everywhere--at an antique shop in Newburyport, MA and knew it had to come home with me. I have since found others similar (including in museum collections) and know that it likely came from Guererro in Mexico, and likely dates to the 1980s or so. From what I understand, there is no real distinction at this point between masks made to be used in dances and those sold to tourists, so this likely was first used, then sold. I think its a pretty spectacular thing, with a raffia loop already attached for hanging on the wall. 

9: tall x 5 3/8" wide x 4 1/2" deep (not including quills) and in very good vintage condition.