Between 1890 and 1897, ethnologist and naturalist Carl Sophus Lumholtz led three expeditions to Mexico, traveling some 900 miles in the Sierra Madre Occidental. During the second expedition, in 1891, he lived among the Tarahumara Indians, known as extraordinary distance runners, and detailed Tarahumara daily life, rituals, and beliefs. He documented over 200 Tarahumara objects, including this carved wooden mask.
Photo courtesy of the Division of Anthropology (Catalog no. 65/1030).