Mask, cotton cloths with painting; size: 45 cm x 25 cm; loan from a private collection
Masks for religious dances are produced out of wood or glued textiles. With this mask the dancing monk represents a guard at a place of cremation.
Mask, paper mache; height 30 centimeters; late 19th century; on loan from Josette Schulmann
The mask represents a wrathful deity; peaceful gods often take on this appearance in order to overcome malevolent powers.