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  • Ecuador
  • mask, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Latacunga, Ecuador
  • papier-mâché, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20.5 x 16 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 1/16 x 6 1/4 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4910

The papier mache mask is painted with pink skin and black hair that curls forward at the ears. It has red blush on the apples of the cheeks, red lips, green eyes and black eyelashes and brows and a mole on the proper left cheek. It has a blue hat and cutouts for the eyes, nose and mouth.

This mask was used for the Festival of Inocentes, 28-Dec to 6-Jan.