Painted and carved wooden mask. Skin colour golden orange. Protruding lower jaw with two large teeth which join the bottom of the long pointed nose which curves up at the end. Nostrils are two apertures, also indicated by red paint. Flat forehead. Black painted eyebrows, thick in the middle but thin at the ends, curving upwards in the middle and almost touching. A brown dot in the centre of the forehead. The eyeballs are in the upper part of the eye, the pupils in the upper middle of the eye, with red irises. Narrow painted lines indicate eyelashes. Apertures in the lower part of the eyes. Thick moustache indicated in black paint with gold brush strokes curves over upper lip. 10 small gold painted teeth and red gum indicated in lower jaw. Chin round and accentuated by black brush strokes above and below. Chunk missing from lower part at left side.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: email@example.com