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Vintage Balinese Topèng Theatre Mask

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1930: Item # 1251580
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Balinese Mask of a fanged man/demon used in the art form of the Topeng dance drama, which came about in the 15th century in Bali and Java. The Balinese version of Topeng would include many different character masks, some speaking and some non-speaking. The mask has real hair mounted on strips of leatherr lacquered face and eyes, with a lot of detailed carvings such as his teeth and wrinkles. circa 1920s Size: 8" height, 5.75" width