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Rangda mask
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Rangda mask, 1900s
  • Where object was made: Bali, Indonesia
  • wood, paint, paper?, boar hair?, glass, boar tusk, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 106 x 41 x 22 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 41 3/4 x 16 1/8 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2796
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Description

The human-like face has protruding eyes, large ears with red earplugs, and large teeth with small tusks for upper and lower canine teeth. The face has an intricately cut paper backer, painted gold, above the face and two from the sides of the mouth. There is a long band of the same cut paper pattern from the mouth. There are three sun-like disks with a mirror in the center and joined by gold cut paper backed with red. There is a ridge of cut red paper on top of the head with black horse hair in long falls on either side of the face.

The face is a light brown. The eyebrows are bands of light brown, orange and red. The same colors circle the large black pupils. There is a wide, flaring nose and large teeth. Small tusks are curled outward, in place of the canine teeth.