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possible Rangda mask
  • Indonesia
  • possible Rangda mask, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Bali, Indonesia
  • wood, rawhide, paper, cotton, possibly boar hair, glass, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 125 x 65 x 24 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 49 3/16 x 25 9/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2828

The human-like face has long cords of short brown hair. The face has bulging round eyes, large nostrils with dark nose hair and small gold horns on the forehead, on top of the nose, and one by each ear. The large mouth has even teeth flanked with curving canine teeth, both upper and lower. There is a long strip of red velvet, the tongue, emerging from the mouth with three cut rawhide diamonds painted gold with a small mirror in the center of each. There is a gold cut rawhide frill at the forehead and two on either side of the mouth. Faded red cloth strips, painted with gold stripes, are attached at the forehead to hang down either side of the face. The ears have large holes in the lobes. The red cut paper frill on top of the head and the short dark brown hair are knotted onto long strands of string to cover the wearer.