Wayang wong mask, tapel, representing Twalen, one of the servants on Rama's side in the Ramayana. Mask carved from pule wood, with tiny nose above slightly open mouth which is projected forward. Narrow eyes have aperture below. Face painted very dark green with black, red, gold and white details. A circular ear ring in each earlobe. The ends of a very smooth moustache indicated in black paint outlined in gold. Headdress of carved and painted leather with coronet painted pale red. Backward and inward curving projection at rear is made of wood, while the remainder of the skull cap is covered in black velvet with decorative elements in carved and gilded leather and a strip of leather carved and painted blue and white to each side. Pompom of red wool fixed to either side of the mask above the ears. Hook for hanging at top front behind coronet. Signed by the maker on the inside.
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