Sunday, October 29, 2006

What's That Up There?!

Scorpian mask from an exhibit of Mexican masks at the Arizona State Museum. It was poised towards the top of a wall above an archway. Wonderful work.


Blogger Kate said...

I agree: very unusual! Is it ceremonial and how large is it??

2:14 PM  
Blogger Matthieu said...

Terrifying ! What was the use ? I suppose masks are symbols.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I love it. But then I'm a Scorpio.

7:41 PM  
Blogger DaveM said...

Scary or what, someone coming towards you on a dark night with that on with that....oh oh.

Prickly Pear... in Italy they make a liquer out of them.

10:45 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

very nice carving (it's a wood mask carving yes?) cos I wouldn't want it to sneak up to me while I was sleeping ;)

2:13 AM  
Blogger Curly said...


A little nipper! Make sure you wear a hat when passing.

Curly's Photoshop

4:50 AM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Now THAT is scary!!!

6:07 AM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

My mom almost got bitten by one of those outside our house once, in Tucson, but I was five so I have no idea where we lived.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

The masks are all ceremonial. I'm guessing the scoripian would be couple of ft (roughly 50-60 cm) long. I think these masks must be really creepy/spooky in the night by firelight, worn by a dancer. The workmanship is wonderful I think.

I've lived in Tucson about 17 years and have never seen a live scorpian. Plenty of black-widow spiders though. There was cool spider mask too which was up high behind glass and my photo without flash just got the glare.

9:58 AM  

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