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Authentic K’iche Mayan Wooden Dance Mask. Conquistador. Spaniard. Ceremonial. Guatemala.

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The ceremony or dance associated with this mask is the Baile de la Conquista. The theme is a re-enactment of the 1524 invasion lead by Spanish Conquistador Don Pedro de Alvarado against the recruited Tecun Uman, one of the last rulers of the K’iche Maya people.

The mask has been well used but generally is in excellent condition and has dark natural patina. The curly hair was pulled back a typical ruthless Conquistador style.

Stand not included. A rare and hard to find mask.

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