Wayang wong mask, tapel, depicting Kumbakarna. Mask carved from pule wood, with upward pointing nose above prominent jaws and furrowed ridge running vertically above nose to forehead. Mouth open with very long curved canine in upper and lower jaw to each side; aperture below large round shining eyes, inset with glas or similar material. Face painted cream with black, red, gold and white details; pink gums and inside nostrils. A gold painted integral ear pendant at each earlobe. Facial hair indicated around the mouth in black paint with gold stripes. To the side of the mouth and above the brow are flame-shaped leather pieces painted red pink and cream. Headdress of carved and painted leather with coronet and at rear a garuda element. Carved wooden crown painted red and gold has a band around the centre, painted jewels indicated in various colours around the top, surmounted by a gold painted finial. Pompom of red wool fixed to either side of the mask above the ears. Hook for hanging at rear of xrown. Signed by the maker on the inside.
mask (dance & live theatre)
Continue exploring anthropology
Plate No X Productions of the South Temperate Zone
throwing knife (weapon (currency & wealth)); throwing knives (weapons: missiles & projectors)
towel (clothing: accessories)
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The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive.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