Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ecuador
  • mask, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Ecuador
  • rawhide, synthetic hair, paint, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33.5 x 16.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/16 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4906

The circular rawhide mask is concave to the back. The white painted eyes with red rims have circular cutouts. It has red synthetic hair for the eyebrows and mustache. There is twisted plant fiber string at either side and the top to secure the mask to the wearer's head.