About this object

A three-part papier mache mask of the mother demoness. The mask is made up of three sets of three wrathful heads, with the final head being the green horse of Hevagriva. The faces are painted in a rust brown colour with the details of the bulging eyes, fangs and flaming eyebrows also painted on. The largest mask has a mane of rust-coloured wool hair.

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
    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
    1150 mm x 360 mm x 250 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: A character from the Tibetan opera Pema ‘od ‘bar (Pema Woebar).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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