About this object

A teardrop-shaped mask. The stylized green face decorated with costume jewels. The face is finished with black velvet to create parted hair and the nose is attached with two stitches, in order for it to be folded flat when travelling.

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; Plastic
  • 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
    212 mm x 191 mm x 25 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: This mask used to represent a woman in a variety of Tibetan operas.
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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