Vintage copper mask from Mexico, cut, formed and painted as a human face enclosed in a diving fish.  Most likely originating in the southwestern state of Guerrero, where local folklore held that wearing masks for festivals, traditionally depicting animals or other elements of the natural world, allowed the wearer to assume the attributes of that spirit.  With attached ears, dangling earrings and a short hanging chain.

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