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Mask from the Trás-os-Montes region

Unknown author19th century

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art
Lisboa, Portugal

Wooden mask, collected by D. Sebastião Pessanha. It consists of a type of mask used in the traditional winter festivals of the region of Trás-os-Montes, in the northeast of Portugal, also generally referred to as "Young men's Festivals", which until the mid-twentieth century constituted in these communities important rites of passage for male youngsters to adulthood.

Details

  • Title: Mask from the Trás-os-Montes region
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Location Created: Grijó de Parada, Bragança, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 26cm x 17.5 cm
  • Type: Masks
  • Rights: Collection: National Museum of Ethnology. Image: DGPC/ADF
  • Medium: Wood
  • Catalog number: MAP: TR MAD 42/87

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