West Timor. Oinlasi area
Wood, horsehairs, seeds, aluminium, patina
37 × 11 × 9 cm
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Ritual mask crowned by a powerful representation of divinity. The simple but expressive face is decorated with geometric patterns and couples of stylized lizards facing themselves.
Its flat and large nose, in between the
small almond-shaped eyes and the open
mouth, is characteristic of ancestor
figures or representations of
The mask was worn by dancers during traditional celebrations or festivals.