viernes, 27 de abril de 2012

EXCEPTIONAL OLD MEXICAN MASK MUSEUM QUALITY FOR SALE



Excellent Museum Quality Mask for Sale, U$ 3,0000

Masks are a blend of painting and sculpture that dramatically reflect the creativity of different cultures.That's what appealed to me when I came to Mexico and saw the great and varied  masks from all regions of the country.
This devil mask is more than fifty years old according to the Director and curator of the Mask Museum in Morelia ,Michoacan, who looked at it and said "I wish I had a mask like yours in our collection". This are is  rare  in that its  very large size,craftsmanship,excellent condition and the polycrome paint and finish on the piece.It is a very large mask with real male goat horns and a very expresive dragon /iguana on top of its head . The mask was  carved from large trunk of  soft wood from the state of Guerrero where the mask was also made.

Masks since antiquity have been used by man for many reasons, for they serve as symbols in rites, festival, parades and other festive celebrations reflecting the culture from which they come thus offering a unique perspective on the people who make the masks and the societies that use them.

The collector will find that masks are beautiful objects of art in their own right, as well as fascinating statements  about the people and places from which they come. 


Authenticity is not the only characteristic the mask collector needs to consider. Age, rarity,condition, craftsmanship, and other qualitative factors could  all be important-and will influence the price. If a mask measures to all these, chances are you will have to pay top dollar for it. The good news is that these high quality pieces will most likely appreciate in value.Fakes, reproductions, tourist junk,and authentic-but -inferior masks are not a good investment.    























Authenticity is not the only characteristic the mask collector needs to consider. Age, rarity, condition, craftsmanship, and other qualitative factors could all be important—and will influence the price. If a mask measures up well to all of these, chances are you will have to pay a lot for it. The good news is that these high-quality pieces will most likely appreciate in value. Fakes, reproductions, tourist junk, and authentic-but-inferior masks are not a good investment.




Masks are a blend of painting and sculpture that dramatically reflect the creativity of different cultures. That's what appealed to me when I started picking up ethnic masks at flea markets twenty years ago. These unexpected forms, colors, and textures were very exciting.
A person might point out that masks, which serve as symbols in rites of passage and in festivals of renewal, tell you much about the culture from which they come.Mexico offers a unique perspective on the people who make the masks and the societies that use them.
The collector will find that masks are beautiful objects of art in their own right, as well as fascinating statements about the people and places from which they come.

































               The fangs are boar tusks in excellent condition. The large horns come from a goat .The 
              wooden  part of the mask does not have any cracks or damage. The paint is in excellent condition for its age, it is polychromed with many coats of paint to give it the rich and saturated color it has.                
               Of all the masks I have seen in Mexico, Devil's masks are the most creative, imaginative
             and fun to look at, also they are the most ornate and full of small details and these makes them very sought after