mask (dance & live theatre)

Oval wooden mask of a winter demon, with two prominent horns at the top. The face has a large smiling mouth, round apertures for the eyes, small ears, striated triangular eyebrows with a vertical red upward-pointing arrowhead shape between them. The mask is painted black, with red lips and light green eyebrows. Sockets in the horns fit onto wooden pegs on the top of the mask.

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