mask (dance & live theatre); mask; topeng

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.

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