Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Malaysia
  • mask, 1970–1980
  • Where object was made: Borneo (island)
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 16 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carlene Hadl
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2833

The red human-like mask has black hair at the temples and forehead, partially covered by a colorful scene of triangles. It has black eyebrows and white eyes with blue irises and black pupils with slits underneath. There are black and pink curves on the cheeks and a black outline around the mouth. It has white teeth and fangs at either end.