Wood, Leather, Metal
185 x 150 x 130 mm
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Balinese mask of carved wood painted red and black with painted decoration to the face and hair which is crowned by a head circlet of various colours 'Petitis'. Sharply pointed nose, bulbous devil eyes and gold painted teeth. Leather thong nailed inside, which was held in the mouth to keep the mask in place. Previously associated with inventory number SNO.MS.234. Nostril holes. Three holes in top. Red and white label inside reads;' No. HC283 f 5 4’. In notebook no.4, page 46 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Seraphim 140. MASKS 23 specimens WAYANG WONG of carved wood, painted, used by actors dancing & singing the classic KAWI RAMAYANA episodes - also in the TOPENG, Local History Plays, BABAD mostly pantomime with dialogue by the comic actors.' Includes sketch of eyes.
CPW Item 140 Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 46