A mosaic mask of La Ruta Maya Foundation, was restored from a handful of small pieces of jade, coral and shell. The batch of mosaic pieces was registered a few years ago with the No. 22.214.171.1241 by the Cultural Heritage Registry, who put the number behind the part identified as the nose. The mosaics of jade were put in place and glued on a resin base. The restoration was based on careful studies of the pieces and is completely reversible.
This object was part of the permanent exhibition of the Príncipe Maya Museum, which was located in the center of the city of Cobán, Alta Verapaz (Guatemala). This collection, unable to continue under the care of the previous holders, became part of the Ruta Maya Foundation to ensure safekeeping, care, access to researchers and students, and its exhibition to the general public.
To date (December 2012) the entire collection that was part of Príncipe Maya Museum is under revision and update by the Register of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Sports, with whom the Foundation maintains constant communication.