I believe it was made by the Mayan people. A hand-carved vintage Indian artifact. It is easy to see that this was hand carved, both from the front details and the clear hand carving on the back side. Size is 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". Note: Some pictures were taken with flash and some without.
Actual color is dark brown. This mask is one of the nicest condition - old mask of the style that you will find. Here is some more detail. Hand carved from hatdwood, this highly expressive mask depicts a Mayan Ruler, and is. Decorated with iconic carved images of Guatemala Quetzal bird on both sides of the head.The resplendent Quetzal is Guatemala's national bird. Image of it is on the flag and coat of arms of Guatemala. It plays an important role in Mayan mythology. It is considered divine and is a symbol of supreme power.
It was used by Mayan rulers as headdress or crown because a ruler in ancient Mayan culture was considered close to God. This mask would make a very impressive home display piece, and great addition to your collection. Please feel free to ask any questions.Isaac G Retired US Army 35 years and a long-term honest ebayer.