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Mask

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

A wooden mask from Nepal. Carved with small features, it has holes for the eyes and mouth. Lines are incised around the eyes and on forehead. Stained dark brown. White animal hair (wool?) attached to create small beard, mustache, eyebrows, and tuft of hair on top. Short rope attached to back. Collector's note: "Used for scaring the girls"

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  • Title: Mask
  • Location: Kihun, Tanahu District, Gandaki Zone, Nepal, Asia
  • Type: Mask
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Wood, animal hair
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E433361
  • Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Date Collected: 1960

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