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Rangda mask
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Rangda mask, 1900s
  • Where object was made: Bali, Indonesia
  • Wood, boar tusk, felt, glass, plant fiber, paper, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 109 x 50 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 42 7/8 x 19 5/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2900
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Description

The human-like face has long falls of yellow plant fiber hair. The face is black, with bulging white eyes, and black pupils ringed with pink, orange and gold. There are three horns on top of the head that are boar tusk and another in gold at the top of the nose. There is gold cut paper decoration behind the horns at the top of the head. The arches over the eyes are pink and white with a scalloped gold decoration. There is a large open mouth with red lips, pink gums and white teeth with four canines of boar tusk sticking out. There are gold cut paper frills on either side of the mouth. There is a red felt tongue, covered with gold cut paper decoration with three sunburst designs, with a mirror in each.

There is red cut paper frill on top of the head. The yellow plant fiber "hair" is made of short plant fibers bound together, leaving the ends out.