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The Hanoman mask, as part of the epic story of the Ramayana, is used in the dance performances of the Wayang Orang. Hanoman, who takes the form of a white ape, is an important Senapati and a leader of King Ramawijaya's warriors. He represents qualities like dutiful dedication, bravery and perseverance during the war with Alengka. Hanoman has been able to conquer greed and, with his resourcefulness, is able to rescue Sinta, the wife of Rama, who had been kidnapped by Rahwana.

Details

  • Title: HANOMAN MASK
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Cirebon, Indonesia
  • Place Part Of: Indonesia
  • Physical Dimensions: w170 x h190 mm
  • Classification: Ethnography
  • Type: wood carving

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