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Used Ceremonial Mask 010 SOLD


Carved from balsa wood and featuring elements from a famous Pre-Hispanic gold ornament seen in the Costa Rica Gold Museum in the capital city San José. This ancient gold amulet features a transforming duríj (shaman in the Brunka language) into his feline ‘alter-ego’. Many tribal legends and myths deal with this phenomenon – a direct connection to their Pre-European contact cosmologies. The Brunka are aware of who they are and of their glorious pre-contact civilization – an awareness that is becoming increasingly evident in their creative output.

Mask worn in the Danza de los Diablitos of 2013-2014 in the village of Brunka. Comes with valuable context image of this mask being worn in the ceremony.

  • Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
  • Size: 10″ x 14 3/4″ (25.5 x 37.5 cm)
  • Artist: Melvin González R.
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