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Mask

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Object Number:
89-8-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Balinese
Provenience:
Bali (Indonesia)
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Description:
Bird faced mask with bulging eyes, red open beak with projecting tongue, ten small sharp upper teeth, small fangs. Three-pointed crown on forehead. Separately carved human-like ears with gold ear ornaments. A mask for the mythical bird Garuda or the King of the Birds, Jatayu, in Wayang Wong dance drama. Probably originally had a gold tooled hide headdress (see 58-17-143).
Height:
12.5cm
Width:
15cm
Depth:
19.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Jay J. Lewis

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