mask (dance & live theatre)

Heavy carved wooden mask, topeng, made from a section of a tree trunk, almost cylindrical so that it forms a helmet with an open top. Metal strip has been nailed along the edge of the ears, around the mouth, around the eyes along the bridge of the nose and across the forehead. Also used to indicate upper row of teeth. A strip of animal skin has been pegged under the mouth with hair which appears to be intended to go all round the mouth. Much more abundant animal hair (probably horse) attached to front of mask at top.

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