mask (dance & live theatre)

Mask of a witch, made of wood and rectangular in shape, with a protruding chin, broken and repaired nose, small round eye-holes, and a creased forehead. It is painted in natural colours with reddened cheeks, nostrils, and tongue.

Label: old display label, reading 'Fetsival mask representing a witch. Made of painted wood. Kriens, Switzerland.'

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