About this object

Large papier mache mask, of bull-headed protector. A monk wears a mask like this to perform the dance of Yama (Lord of Death) who destroys the forces of evil.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Performance
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Pigment; Paper Papier-Mâché; Textile
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Before 1939
  • Measurements
    590 mm
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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