About this object

A full head mask (worn in a similar way to a balaclava) of black satin, with a black hair beard. The facial features, including the eyes, ears and mouth are defined with contrasting satin piping in blue and red, the mouth has two cowrie shell teeth. The nose is velcroed into place. The mask is lined with cotton cloth.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask; Performance
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Choeden Dorje
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Dharamsala: Mcleod Ganj
  • Date made
    2011
  • Materials
    Glue; Fibre Textile Cotton; Fibre Yarn Cotton; Cowrie; Synthetic Textile; Satin
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Commissioned from Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, 2012. Funded by the Molly Tomlinson Bequest.
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Dharamsala: Mcleod Ganj
  • Date collected
    2012-04
  • Measurements
    450 mm x 265 mm x 46 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: a mchod ha ri nag po (acho hari nagpo) is an character who performs evil deeds in the Tibetan opera Pema 'od 'bar (Pema Woebar).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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