Mask, Karo-Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Old Batak mask depicting a comedian (orang lawak). Hair, eyebrows and eyelashes are indicated with black paint, tin inlay teeth and cords to tie the mask.
A similar mask is to be found in a 1941 Dutch book on Batak art: Verdwijnend Cultuurbezit Beeldende Kunst der Bataks door A.J. de Lorm en G.L. Tichelman.
Made of yellow-brown hardwood, slightly dam., cracks. Without base.
Note: the cords from the ears are missing!
H: 24,5 cm - 9.6 inch.
W: 16,7 cm - 6.6 inch.
€ 2500,- Special offer: € 1250,-