Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • mask, early 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • wood, plaster?, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 16 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4927

The mask is carved to resemble a human face. It has cutouts for eyes and pursed lips. The black brows and mustache are painted on slightly raised areas. The black around the top may indicate a hairstyle. The mask is covered with plaster of some kind.