mask (dance & live theatre)

Carved wooden painted mask of a dark green-faced character representing either Gatotkaca or his father, Bima, of the character type Gagah Kalang Kinantang. He wears a three-tiered crown, with the most prominent tier made up of triangles painted gold. Below the crown is the hair, quite finely carved and painted black with some brown and gold, sparse on the forehead but in waves on the sides of the face, which is black. Flamboyant brown eyebrows curve over the eyes and arch at the centre, not quite meeting. The eyes are yellow on the outside with a red iris and a black pupil. There are apertures at the sides of the eyes, and a large protruding nose with two apertures for the nostrils, which are painted sketchily red. There is a moustache above top lip, curving around the sides of the mouth, with a small coil at the bottom. The inner sides of the lips are painted red, and there are seven small yellow teeth. On the inside of the mask is the cakotan, a piece of leather attached by a pin, for the actor to grip with his teeth. The mask appears to have been lacquered. The paint has chipped away in a couple of places under the nose and chin.

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