Semana Santa Masks

 

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Lazarus mask for Semana Santa

This week marks Semana Santa or Holy Week for Christians across the globe. The nation of Mexico holds a number of festivities to honor this week. Some of these festivities feature characters from Jesus’s life and other local traditions. We have a few items related to Semana Santa. They are mostly masks used in festivities to imitate these characters.

Top Image:

A Lazarus mask from Purisima de Bustos

Bottom Left:

A Judas mask from Purisima de Bustos

Bottom Right:

A Negrito mask from Purisima de Bustos

These masks are part of the William Breitenbach Collection. The whole collection can be viewed on our ContentDM page:

William Breitenbach Collection

There is even a cool Google map that lets you know the location where each mask was created.

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Judas mask for Semana Santa

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Negrito mask for Semana Santa

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  1. Pingback: Elaborate Holy Week and Easter Rituals in Toledo Spain: Semana Santa | Vino Con Vista Italy Travel Guides and Events

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