|Guatemalan masks from Masks Of The World: (left to right) Spanish general Pedro Alvarado - |
Dance Of The Conquest, monkey - Deer Dance, Maximon (San Simon), Ajiz the shaman
"Like the uncanny, it is familiar and unfamiliar simultaneously. The mask stands in an intermediary position between different worlds. Its embodiment of the fragile dividing line between concealment and revelation, truth and artifice, natural and supernatural, life and death is a potent source of the mask's metaphysical power."
Efrat Tseëlon: Masquerade And Identitities: Essays On Gender, Sexuality And Marginality
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