Blue Devil mask with purple toad and 2 snakes


Collection

Win and Janet Carrick Collection


Identifier

CA22


Artist

Unknown


Description

A clay devil mask with a purple toad nose and snakes on its jaw. The mask is colorfully painted in blue, white, red, orange, yellow and purple. In the Mexican folk art tradition, the devil mask may be used in various dances and representations during Christmas; some of these representations are called Pastorelas, and tell how a shepherd on his way to visit baby Jesus is tempted by the devil.Although they represent evil, these devils are humorous and amuse the spectators.


Medium

ceramic

Width

9.5in

Height

6.5in

Length

4.75in

Where Made (Region)

Jalisco

Where Made (Country)

Mexico

Related place

Mexico

Name of Donor

Win and Janet Carrick