Price: $ 4,400.00
This pair of vintage ceremonial masks from Mexico represent Pañol (El Patrón or Spaniard) and Juan Negro (the Spaniard's black foreman). These two lead characters perform together in the Juanegro Dance Drama, a humorous performance in which both men vie for the love of the same woman. This popular drama is a reenactment of the conflicts that arise between the wealthy hacienda owner and Juan Negro.
Carved and polychrome painted wood with braided 'ixtle', a type of fiber harvested from agave and yucca plants. The Spaniard with a maker's or owner's mark on right cheek.
Veracruz. Circa 1970's / 1980's.
* See similar pair in 'Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life: Masks of Mexico' by Barbara Mauldin. Page 32
Dimensions: actual masks measure approximately 8 inches x 5 inches x 3.75 inches. The overall length, including braided hair and beard, is 43 inches.
Condition notes: in overall excellent condition with normal wear and minor paint loss.
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