mask (dance & live theatre)

Carved, painted wooden mask with skin painted grey. Hair in 8 carved locks, painted black, each with a gold spot on the end. At the centre of the head, over the hair, are 3 gold leaf shapes forming a small crown. Eyebrows have been thinly painted and curve into a coil towards the middle of the face at one end. Underneath the eyebrows another thin line has been painted over the eyes and joins in the middle where more thin strokes of hair are indicated. The eyes are almond-shaped. Solid black circles indicate pupils, which are surrounded by red irises. Eye scockets have been shaved back towards the outside. Another thin line around each eye. Apertures at either side of the eyes. Large pointed nose with two holes for nostrils. Thinly painted but substantial moustache. Beard and facial hair on sides of face indicated. Red lips, upper lip slanting upwards. Both lips outlined with a thin black line. Gums and gold teeth, 6 in each jaw, 2 of them in upper jaw and two in lower jaw are fangs. Holes on each side of the mouth. Tourist mask, for display. Inscription in pencil on inside of the mask.

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