Carnival Mask

Description
Mask maker Antonio Muñiz has added the horns of a traditional carnaval de Ponce mask (usually representing a devilish face) to a gorilla. This papier-mâché mask has an articulated jaw and a vinyl tongue.
Description (Spanish)
El artesano Antonio Muñiz creó esta máscara agregándole a un gorila los cuernos de una máscara tradicional del carnaval de Ponce (las que por lo general representan un rostro diabólico). Esta máscara de papel maché cuenta con una mandíbula articulada y una lengua de vinilo.
Collection Ethnic
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1980
maker
Muniz, Antonio
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Ponce, Ponce
Physical Description
papier mache; paint; metal; vinyl (overall material)
handmade (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (mouth material)
vinyl (mouth material)
papier mache (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 50.7 cm x 51.6 cm x 62 cm; 19 15/16 in x 20 5/16 in x 24 7/16 in
ID Number
1997.0097.0009
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0009
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
Theater
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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