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Object Number:55-12-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Guerrero
Taxco
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Bone (uncertain)
Ivory (uncertain)
Leather
Bristle
Iconography:Demon
Length: 36.5 cm
Width: 20.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Joseph Wenger, 1955

Description

Wood; carved to represent a demon (?) with two long twisted horns, pointed ears, round eye holes, large, snub nose, large open mouth with red, lolling leather tongue and two long ivory teeth tipped with red; tuft of bright orange bristles stick up on either side of base of nose and inner top corner of eyes. Painted with black semi-circles stacked on top of each other on a tan background; nose and mouth are tarnish, inside of mouth and eyes is red outlined with black. Horns are green, tan, and black. Leather straps.

Demon; 2 horns, pointed ears, red lolling tongue, 2 long bone or ivory teeth; leather straps


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