Peruvian Masks(53 items)
Welcome to the Peruvian Mask Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Peruvian Masks
I have three masks by Soloman Ruiz Goin and LOVE them all. Very different, reminds me of Picasso, I love the colors and deconstructed face of the Tumi Face and Meditating Warrior. The imagination of these masks is truly unique and wonderful!
Ana Maria Enciso Copper masks and vases
"In my work I seek to recover the folklore and joy of the Andean people."
Popular Peruvian Masks
Handcrafted Ceramic Mask, "Rainbow Dragon"$59.99
If it weren't for the red bulging eyes and the pointed fangs, one might observe an innocuous creature in the graceful shape and boisterous colors of this mask. It is in fact a demon whose role varies but rarely diminishes in the drama of life. Salomon Ruiz is a specialist in recreating ancient motifs used within the Moche and Chavin civilizations of pre-Columbian Peru, to which he often adds his own stylized innovations. He crafts the original piece form clay.
Copper and Bronze Wall Mask Handmade in Peru, "Moche Warrior"$59.99
Angel Franco is inspired by historic customs as he crafts this mask with copper and bronze. This adapted version of the mask represents a type of insignia worn by the leader of a Moche battalion. It features foxes on either side to symbolize the leader's supremacy over all living things. They believed the he was endowed with divine spirits, and the insignia was worn to intimidate opponents.
Hand Made Archaeological Bronze Copper Mask, "Chavin Personage"$54.99
Angel Franco works in the style of the Chavin people, the oldest civilization of Peru dating from around 400 B.C. Heralded for their knowledge of metallurgy and textiles, their art expressed religious undertones. The artisan depicts a Chavin mask with their traditional animal iconography.
Hand Made Archaeological Bronze and Copper Mask, "Coricancha Sun"$59.99
This dazzling mask represents Inti, the Inca god of the sun, inspired by the image adorning Coricancha Temple (also Sun Temple). Architecturally this temple is not as impressive as others in the Cuzco Imperial City, but it was the most important to the ancient Inca as it was built to revere their supreme deity. Archeologists would only be allowed in after having fasted, be barefoot, and carry a heavy load on their backs as symbol of humbleness. Angel Franco makes several adaptations as he designs this wonderful version. Working with copper and bronze, he crafts the mask by hand.