Caricature mask, Mexico

This carved dance mask is a particular type in which foreigners are represented as caricatures in secular dance performances.

This particular character epitomises a class of itinerant traders from the Mediterranean, known locally as 'Arabe', and would have been recognisable to local people.

Accession number: 1951.11.12 

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