mask (dance & live theatre)

Wooden mask with an oval face, painted dark green, a bald head and large ears. The eyeballs protrude, and are white with black pupils and red rims. The nostrils are also red. The mouth, open in a distorted rictus, has white teeth and red lips. The mask represents a stroke (hemiplegia) victim. It was probably designed to be used in a ceremony or exorcism for curing disease.

The paint has flaked on the nose, and there is a piece missing from the top rim. There is a small iron hanging ring on the reverse.

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