mask (dance & live theatre)

Carved and painted wooden mask of a demon, made from one section of wood, with a human head held in the jaws. Upper jaw has two canines, three incisors at the front, further teeth including more canines behind and in lower jaw. Nostrils are flared, eyes bulging. Above the main part of the mask, which fits around and over the head, a tall curved frontal rises with a central elongated lozenge or spike, to either side of which is a pair of grooved bands, one painted red, one white, which curve outwards and end in a spiral.Tied on blue-green label reads: 'No individual label. Masks worn to propitiate demons carrying disease etc.'

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