About this object

A flat teardrop-shaped mask in white felt-like material, edged with black. The mask has a black beard and the face is decorated with black cloth moustache and eyebrows, and a brocade sun and moon at the forehead, the eyes and mouth edged in red. The nose is attached by two stitches that allows it to be folded back for travel.

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; Paper Cardboard; Fibre Textile Cotton; Fibre Yarn Cotton; Synthetic Textile
  • 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
    470 mm x 220 mm x 40 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: Dolpa or the executioner is a character from the Tibetan Opera ‘gro ba bzang mo (Drowa Sangmo).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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