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Hibiscus Wood Comedy and Tragedy Masks

Hibiscus Wood Comedy and Tragedy Masks


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The faces of comedy and tragedy are represented in this pair of masks carved of hibiscus wood by I. W. Mudano, a second generation master carver from Indonesia. Mr. Mudano, who has exhibited internationally for decades, works primarily in yellow hibiscus wood, and is recognized for his special talent in making delightful artistic use of the natural variations in the wood’s grain and shades. These masks were purchased more than 20 years ago from the carver in his studio in the small town of Mas, near Ubud, on the Indonesian Island of Bali. They are in perfect condition. Dimensions of comedy: height 7 ¾” (19.5 cm), width 5 ¾” (14.5 cm), depth 3” (7.8 cm). Dimensions of tragedy: height 8” (20 cm), width 5 ½” (14 cm), depth 2 ½” (5 cm).