University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 89-8-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Balinese
Provenience: Bali (Indonesia)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Height: 12.5cm
Width: 15cm
Depth: 19.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Jay J. Lewis, 1989

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).


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