About this object

A papier mache head mask, of a wrathful demoness. The face is painted brown and decorated with painted features, including a wart, fiery golden eyebrows and fangs. She has wool hair, dressed in plaits intertwined with pink and turquoise silk yarns.

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
    Yarn Silk; Pigment; Paper Papier-Mâché; Fibre Textile Cotton; Fibre Yarn Cotton; Synthetic Yarn
  • 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
    350 mm x 390 mm x 165 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: She 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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