About this object

A teardrop-shaped mask. The stylized green face decorated with a costume jewel on each cheek 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
    Fibre Textile Cotton; Paper Cardboard; Fibre Yarn Cotton; 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
    210 mm x 190 mm x 25 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: Used to represent both grandmothers and queens in several Tibetan operas.
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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