Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ecuador
  • mask, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Ecuador
  • leather, wool, fur, paint, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 29.5 x 24 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 5/8 x 9 7/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4905

The dark brown leather mask is concave to the back. It has a white wool beard, white fur mustache, and eyebrows. The eyes are painted white with circular cutouts and the lips are painted pink with a narrow slit.

There is a twisted plant fiber string at the back.