mask (dance & live theatre); topeng

Carved wooden painted mask, golden yellow, with a pointed nose and no carved decoration. It has a long, sloping forehead and thick black painted eyebrows, which curve upwards at the end. The almond shaped eyes have black pupils and red irises. The lower halves of the eyes are apertures, and the nostrils are also indicated by apertures. There are red painted circles around the nostrils. Above the upper lip is a moustache, indicated by thick painted brush strokes, which curves around the mouth. Beneath the mouth is a small, pointed black painted beard. The lips and gums are painted red, and are quite thin. There are six teeth between the lips, all small and white.

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