Impressioned Silver Mask


Collection

Phil Shaw Jr. Collection


Identifier

SHA1


Artist

unknown


Description

Most likely produced during the colonial period in Bolivia (pre-1825), this is a silvered hammered dance mask. The mask is mounted on a velvet lined frame with mono-filament nylon. The mask may be a product of the Aymara Indians of Bolivia and used for ceremonial dances.


Medium

metal

Width

7in

Height

8.5in

Length

3in

Where Made (Region)

La Paz

Where Made (Country)

Bolivia

Related place

Bolivia

How Acquired

Donation

When Acquired

Jan 2020

Name of Donor

Austin Friends of Folk Art