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Vintage Balinese Topèng Tua Theatre Mask

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1930: Item # 1251573
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Balinese Mask of an old man or Topèng Tua, 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. This Topèng Tua mask has been hand carved from wood with lacquered paint features and has real hair mounted on strips of leather. circa 1920s Size: 7.75" height, 5.75" width