Masks such as this one were once believed to be funerary masks for the Teotihuacan culture, but they have never been found in burial grounds. So what purpose might a mask that cannot be worn have?
Music used in this episode:
Xochipilli (An Imagined Aztec Music)
Composed by Carlos Chávez
Performed by La Camerata (Pan-American Chamber Players) and Tambuco (Mexican Percussion Quartet)
Original air date: Nov. 2, 2017