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Masks of the spirit : Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica

Markman, Roberta H., and Peter T. Markman
Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1989

"Roberta Markman and Peter Markman perceive the Mesoamerican mask as a metaphor and agent of transformation, mirroring in its relationship with its wearer the unity of the "underlying life force and the natural world it forms and sustains." Examples of the mask's symbolism are drawn from pre-Columbian images of the rain god, modern folkways, and contemporary art."Publisher's Description