About this object

A flat teardrop-shaped mask in maroon felt-like material and edged with black. The mask has a black beard and the face is decorated with black satin moustache and eyebrows and brocade sun and moon. The nose is attached by two stitches that allow it to be folded back 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
  • 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
    400 mm x 230 mm x 35 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: A character from the Tibetan opera nor bzang (Norzang).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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