mask (dance & live theatre)

Ovate wooden mask depicting a human face. The face is covered with black pigment, and the eyeholes, nostrils, and mouth are cut out. The nose is squared, and continues upwards into a crescent shape or 'antlers' above the forehead. The face is decorated with five circular yellow and red motifs, with red, yellow, and white spots on the remainder of the face. The nose/antler section is decorated with yellow branched lines. The eyes and mouth are highlighted with white pigment.

Collection Information

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The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive.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: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk