Skip to main content

Masks

Antique, New and Vintage Masks

250
10
7
to
40
148
76
180
267
265
266
1
1
1
1
1
Masks For Sale
Antique Dan Mask, Ivorian, Hardwood, West African, Tribal, Victorian, Circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique Dan mask. An Ivorian, hardwood African tribal mask from the Ivory Coast, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Fascinating celebratory mask with coll...
Category

Late 19th Century African Antique Masks

Materials

Hardwood

Hand-Carved Wood Javanese ‘Wayang Topeng’ Theatre Mask, Indonesia c. 1900
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A visibly old mask from the Javanese masks theatre ‘wayang topeng’: carved from hard wood, and painted on the front side. The mask shows clear traces of age and long usage with multi...
Category

Early 20th Century Indonesian Other Masks

Materials

Wood

African Baga Nimba Wood Carved Figural Headdress Mask Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A nicely carved Baga Nimba figure/ mask top made by the Baga people of the coast of Guinea Bissau. This carved figure may have been intended to be part of a larger mask at one poi...
Category

Early 20th Century Guinea-Bissauan Masks

Materials

Wood

Wall Mask of Afro Child, Afro Woman , Mid-20th Century, Germany
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Afro Child , Afro Woman Wall Mask which looks great. This wall head decoration is very detailed and was made in Germany. This German pottery mask dates circa 1950-1960. It's ...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Masks

Materials

Stone

19th Century Hand-Carved Wood Javanese ‘Wayang Topeng’ Theatre Mask, Indonesia
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A visibly old mask from the Javanese masks theatre ‘wayang topeng’: carved from hard wood, and painted on the front side. This mask is from Cirebon in Java. With dark, reddish skin a...
Category

19th Century Indonesian Other Antique Masks

Materials

Wood

MISTO, Seminara Ceramic Mask
Located in Paris, FR
MISTO invites itself into your interior to ward off spells, evil spirits and evil influences. Sophie Dries reinvents the traditional Calabrian mask with her contemporary graphic li...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Masks

Materials

Ceramic

100 FEARS, Seminara Ceramic Mask
Located in Paris, FR
The traditional masks of the Calabrian town of Seminara are intended to chase away evil from the home, dispel fears and gossip with their exaggerated and grotesque features. The mask...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Masks

Materials

Ceramic

Painted Guro Mami Wata Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
This brightly-colored painted mask is a dance mask used by the Guro peoples of Côte d'Ivoire. The mask depicts Mami Wata, or "Mother of Water," a goddess of water, healing, fertility...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood

Southeast East of Asia Mask from the 20th Century
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional mask from Southeast of Asia, circa 20th century. Craved wood and painted by hand. In good condition with wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful pa...
Category

20th Century Asian Primitive Masks

Materials

Wood

Folk Art Mid-Century Modern Blown Red Art Glass Face Masks, México
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Folk Art blown red glass face masks made in México.
Category

1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage Masks

Materials

Blown Glass

Vintage Nuo Theater Performance Mask Guizhou, South China, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Vintage Nuo theater or ceremonial performance mask from Guizhou, South China, mid-20th century. Nuo refers literally to a kind of exorcism, or driving out of spirits. Nuo theater an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood, Paint

Mid-20th Century Black Dance Mask, Guerrero, Mexico
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Mid-20th century black dance mask, Guerrero, Mexico A nice old mask from Guererro, Mexico, used in the Tlacololero Dance of the Tlactapa and probably from the 1950s, has a very mode...
Category

1940s Mexican Tribal Vintage Masks

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Noh Mask Japan/Indonesia Old Man Character
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early 20th century Noh mask Japan/Indonesia old man character This striking mask is an excellent example of a Noh Theatre mask for the "old man" character. This mask is from an Indo...
Category

Early 20th Century Indonesian Rustic Masks

Materials

Wood, Paint

Egyptian Mummy Mask, Late Period, ca. 700-30 B.C.
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Carved hardwood mummy mask having a pink-brown painted ground, painted black eyes and brows. Wearing a black headband. Eyes and brows are restored. Scattered highpoint paint wear, ot...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Egyptian Antique Masks

Materials

Hardwood

Carved and Painted Wood Architectural Element in the Form of a Mask "Green Man"
Located in Stamford, CT
A carved and painted wood "Green Man" mask from a facade of a mansion near Seattle, late 19th century. The Green Man is a legendary being primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebir...
Category

1890s American Folk Art Antique Masks

Materials

Wood

African Oversized Brass and Wood Ceremonial Wall Folk Art Sculpture/Mask
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
9-351, oversized wood sculpture with brass and copper overlay. Hanging loop on back.  
Category

1920s Nigerian Vintage Masks

Materials

Brass

Very Rare and Important 1937 Papier Mâché Masks from Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A 1937 theater Land on stage revue of the new movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Walt Disney is supposed to have helped design and consulted on the production at the time of th...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Masks

Materials

Paper

Japanese Kyogen Theater Tiger Mask, Showa Era, Mid-20th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A fantastic and expressive Japanese carved wood mask of a tiger, made for kyogen theater performances, Showa Era, mid 20th century, Japan. The tiger mask has been carved with wild...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Masks

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Root Carving of a Beast
Located in London, GB
Item: Mid-20th century Folk Art root carving of a beast We are proud to offer a highly unique and decorative Folk Art carving of a “Dog” or form of beast, made from a tree root. The...
Category

1950s German Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Wood

Mid 20th Century Hand Carved African Fertility Mask, Akan People
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very decorative fertility mask by the Baule tribe, associated with the Akan people who live both in Ghana and in the Ivory Coast. The sides with three small holes on either side pr...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood

African Masks Group
Located in Atlanta, GA
Group of eight sculptural African hand carved tribal masks, most are early 20th century. They retain their warm original patinas. They come from a Manhattan estate, where the owner w...
Category

1950s Ivorian Tribal Vintage Masks

Materials

Wood

3 Mid-Century Tesselated Stone Aztec Masks
Located in New York, NY
3 Mid-Century modern pre-columbian style Aztec masks made with various tesselated semi-precious stone (lapis,onyx, quartz, mother-of-pearl) (PRICED EACH)
Category

20th Century Central American Mid-Century Modern Masks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Quartz

Antique Mexican Demon Mask
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this rare antique Mexican Demon mask in wood, circa 1970. The mask makes a sound when moved.
Category

1970s Mexican Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Wood

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Bird Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peoples, have a long his...
Category

20th Century American Masks

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Paint

Japanese Okame Ko-Omote Wood Carved Noh Theater Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful, wonderfully crafted, alluring mask made for Japanese Noh theater. This mask is handcrafted and carved from natural wood. Ko-omote translates as "little mask" or so...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Masks

Materials

Wood

Bamana Mask "Ntomo", Mali, Africa, circa 18th-19th Century
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Very old African wooden mask with brown patina, resin-like mass with nassa snails on the five tooth-like projecting horns, minor missing parts (chin, nose) and snails, traces of inse...
Category

Late 18th Century Malian Tribal Antique Masks

Materials

Wood

Vintage Oliver Hardy Theatre Papier Mâché Head / Mask
Located in London, GB
This lot is a wonderful example of a vintage English handmade papier mâché hardy theater head. It’s highly likely this item was accompanied by a Stan Laurel head when the theatre per...
Category

1960s French Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Paper

Collection of Worldwide Traveler's Hand Carved Folk Art Masks
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of worldwide traveler's hand carved folk art masks, circa 1940s - 1970s, possibly earlier. We purchased the estate of an Atlanta Coca Cola executive, who traveled the worl...
Category

1950s Balinese Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Wood

Masks
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Pacific Northwest Native style masks, hand carved and painted by sculptor, circa 1990s. They measure: Top row, left to right: 9"H x 8"W, 6.5"H x 5"W, and 7"H x 5"W. Bott...
Category

1990s Canadian Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood

Igala People, Nigeria, Ojegu Helmet Mask
Located in Leuven , BE
Igala people, Nigeria, Ojegu helmet mask.
Category

20th Century Nigerian Masks

Materials

Wood

Malachite African Wall Decoration Mask
Located in Delft, NL
Malachite African wall decoration mask Large malachite face figure for decoration on the wall Africa, 1970s Standard not included In the face above the lips a small scratch, se...
Category

20th Century African Masks

Materials

Malachite

African Angola Chokwe Tchokwe Wood Carved Initiation Ceremony Ancestral Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A very engaging and strong tribal mask by the Chowke tribe of Southern and Central Africa who today reside primarily in Angola. This mask is intricately carved and is recognizabl...
Category

19th Century Angolan Antique Masks

Materials

Wood

Noh Fox Mask, Early 20th Century
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a wonderfully expressive and articulated fox mask. The mask dates to the first half of the 20th century and is in overall good condition. The fox's jaw is articulated and he ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Japonisme Masks

Materials

Wood

Tribal Wood Mask
Located in East Hampton, NY
Dark red Folk Art oriental tribal mask.
Category

20th Century Masks

Materials

Lacquer

Tiger Mask from Ponorogo, East Java, Teak, Mid-20th Century, Mounted
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Tiger mask from Ponorogo, East Java. Teak. Mid-20th century. Mounted. Used in barong style dances of Eastern Java, which interweave local and Hindu influences, and are performed on s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Javanese Tribal Masks

Materials

Teak, Paint

African Style Carved Helmut Mask
Located in Houston, TX
A 20th century carved and painted Senufo style mythical beast African mask. This decorative mask is whimsically painted with a spotted face, having three horns and a gaping mouth wit...
Category

20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Carved Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic and somewhat playful mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peo...
Category

20th Century American Masks

Materials

Wood, Paint, Natural Fiber

Hand Carved Ceremonial Mask from Mexico, circa 1960's
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Hand-carved, hardwood ceremonial mask from the Uruapan / Patzcuaro region of Michoacan, Mexico, circa 1960's. This devil mask once seen in representations of the nativity is of a dee...
Category

1960s Mexican Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Hardwood, Teeth

Antique Mexican Jaguar Mask
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this rare antique Mexican Jaguar mask in leather, circa 1970.
Category

1970s Mexican Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Leather

Leather Mask of Old Man/Sage, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Ca. 1930s
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Vintage Mexican leather mask from San Miguel de Allende, circa 1930s.
Category

1930s Mexican Vintage Masks

Materials

Leather

Wooden and Painted Balinese Mask
Located in Leuven , BE
Beautiful wooden and painted Balinese mask.
Category

Early 20th Century Indonesian Masks

Materials

Wood

Early Bamana Mask, Mali
Located in Rochester, NY
Bamana mask from Mali with deep set eyes, small highly placed ears, head crest extending down joining long prominent nose and the face with zig-zag patterns. Beautifully aged origina...
Category

Early 20th Century Malian Tribal Masks

Materials

Iron

African Mask Mossi Antilope from Burkina Faso, Mid-20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
African mask Mossi antelope from Burkina Faso, middle 20th century. Measures: Base 20 x 15cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Burkinabe Masks

Materials

Wood

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Carved Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic and somewhat grotesquely strange mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to t...
Category

20th Century American Masks

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Paint

Japanese Mask, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Japanese Mask is an original decorative object realized by Anonymous Japanese in the half of 20th century. A vintage mask in wooden and with reproduced beard. Good conditions e...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Masks

Materials

Wood

Signed Monumental Folk Art Rouge Taxidermy Headdress Mask
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent American folk art headdress mask by P.J. Stover, signed, titled "Visions", circa 2008. Remarkably executed, the eclectic, sculptural mixed media wall hanging display is...
Category

Early 2000s American Native American Masks

Materials

Antler, Fur, Leather, Beads, Feathers

Vintage Balinese Banaspati Raja Barong Guruda Tribal Topeng Dance Mask
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Balinese figural mask featuring carved high relief and vibrant paint. This wooden mask represents the mythical creature known in Bali as Banaspati Raja, meaning “King of the ...
Category

Late 20th Century Tribal Masks

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Antique Set of Mexican Carnival Masks
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970. We offer this antique set of 11 Antique Mexican Carnival Kitch Masks 100% handmade.
Category

1970s Mexican Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Paper

African Woman Pregnancy Sculpture Midcentury Mod Belly Body Art Mask
Located in West Hartford, CT
Carved wooden African female body mask depicting a torso with breasts and pregnant belly promoting fertility. What sets this sculpture apart is the fact that is life-size, see measur...
Category

1960s Ghanaian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Masks

Materials

Wood

Antique Set of Mexican Papier-Mâché Masks 1
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960. We offer this antique set of 8 Mexican papier-mâché masks 100% handmade and paited with anilina (natural pigments).
Category

1960s Mexican Folk Art Vintage Masks

Materials

Paper

Kuba People, DRC, Very Strong Bwoon Mask with Copper Alloy Finish
Located in Leuven , BE
Bwoon Masks belong to the three ‘royal’ masks of the Kuba (‘mwaash amboy’, tribe founder and king, ‘ngaady amwaash’, his wife and sister, as well as ‘bwoom’, the brother of the king,...
Category

20th Century Congolese Masks

Materials

Organic Material, Wood

Pair of French Early 19th Century Carved Wood Lions
Located in Madrid, ES
A pair of French early 19th century carved stained wood lion masks. Each on a later black metal rectangular stand.
Category

19th Century Antique Masks

Materials

Wood

Small Old Dan Mask Blessed by Age Eroded Side, Cubist Face Liberia, Africa
Located in Point Richmond, CA
A small old carved wood Dan mask with cubist face. Blessed by time, weather and insects, with erosion to the right side of head. Mask was probably stored or abandoned on the ground w...
Category

Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Carved Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A truly fascinating mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peoples, have a ...
Category

20th Century American Masks

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Paint

Vintage Guatemalan Dance Mask Pretty Lady Female Early 20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Vintage Guatemalan Dance Mask of the Female or Pretty Lady with bright colors, red lips with teeth showing and golden hair. Inset glass eyes below openings for the dancer to see thro...
Category

Early 20th Century Guatemalan Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood

Japanese Wood Bugaku Mask of Korobase Edo Period
Located in Atlanta, GA
A striking Japanese carved wood mask with polychrome paint and lacquer surface. This rare mask is dated to the Edo period (first half of 19th century and possibly earlier). The mask ...
Category

19th Century Japanese Japonisme Antique Masks

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Paint

Japanese Kagura Dance Mask of Omoikane by Kiyomi Yokota, Late 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A powerful Japanese kagura mask of the deity Omoikane y Kiyomi, Showa or Hesei Era, late 20th century, Japan. The mask depicts Omoikane, the Shinto god of wisdom and thoughts. Omo...
Category

Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Masks

Materials

Goat Hair, Wood, Lacquer

Large Vintage Latin American Hispanic Devil Diablo Folk Art Mask with Horns
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic piece. Really quite unique. We have not seen another quite like it. Made from heavy wood and features real horns. Likely South or Central American or perhaps from...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Folk Art Masks

Materials

Wood, Paint

Antique and Vintage Masks

Today, art enthusiasts and venturesome interior designers find a lot to love and appreciate about antique and vintage masks, particularly as they have earned a distinct place amid a collection of folk art and other collectibles and curiosities in contemporary homes.

Folk art refers to art that people, not classically trained, created for either utilitarian or decorative purposes. With respect to visual art in folk art, it is typically reflective of a community’s culture and usually handmade by craftspeople working within a popular tradition. Masks, as part of this history, have been used in carnivals, theater, medicine, therapy, religion and more. The use of masks in rituals and sacred ceremonies goes back thousands of years, and masks in general are believed to be much older. And all kinds of other uses have been found for masks and face coverings over time. We have enlisted these accessories for protection, to signal modesty, facilitate flirtation, enable licentiousness or simply to look cool.

Archaeologists found a mask in Palestine that is believed to be 9,000 years old, a Neolithic-era stone mask that may have been part of rituals associated with the worship of ancestors. Some tribal masks are worn as an offering to the gods. Masks are among the most important African art forms, for example, and traditional African masks can be used to lend a concrete form to an invisible spirit. Dancers donning wooden tribal masks celebrate important events to honor their deceased ancestors. These masks are also very important devices for storytelling and sharing the oral history of a community.

For Asian artists, specific colors are used in masks to convey different values and ideas. In Japan, a red Oni mask worn by performers during a festival might signify anger, while in China’s Peking Opera, a mask that has been hand-painted gold would be worn by an immortal.

Mexican craftspeople make masks for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater. A common symbol of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is a skull, which is widely represented in masks (although the innumerable activities associated with the holiday are by no means universal).

We’re inviting you to explore and pay respect to the long folk-art traditions that underpin mask-making by introducing antique and vintage masks to your space. Find an exciting collection on 1stDibs today.

Recently Viewed

View More