• Culture/People:

    Purepecha (Tarasco)

  • Object name:

    Jaguar mask

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Olinalá; Olinalá Municipality; Guerrero State; Mexico

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, pig/boar tooth/teeth/tusk, paint, boar bristles, commercially tanned leather

  • Techniques:

    Carved, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; collected by Frederick W. Golden-Howes (ca. 1884-1961, an Episcopal minister posted to Mexico between 1929 and 1935); acquired by MAI in 1934.

  • Dimensions:

    15 x 29 x 18 cm

  • Catalog number:



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