Dramatic Horned Red Diablo Devil Festival Mask w/ Outstretched Tongue, Guerrero Mexico
Dramatic Horned Demon/ Devil Festival Mask w/ Outstretched Tongue
Origin: Mexico, Guerrero region
Period/Date: 2nd Half 20th C.
Materials: Wood, polychrome paint, animal horns, iron nails
Description: This dramatic and expressive depiction of a devil is one of the best I've seen. It features bold red paint with applied horns, ears and long curved tongue. The horns are quite old and it was obviously used in various festivals. It has been mended and cared for over time, having glued mends to the horns and right ear. It hangs on the wall and does not have a custom stand. Its curved tongue is such a cool and noteworthy feature.
Dimensions: Height 11.5” (29 cm), width 11.75” (30 cm), Depth 7" (cm 18)