This vintage mask is of the Balinese Barong, a lion-like creature who in Bali mythology is "king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali." Barong masks have for centuries been used in dances to represent the battle between good and evil. They are also made, as this one, as folk art and hung on the wall. This Barong mask is in the traditional colors, the face mostly red with traditional colors of black and gold. Unlike some masks I've sold, this one is a bit more muted and faded than others, with just a few colors. It has gnarly pointed teeth and panther-like fangs, and three large, bulging eyes. The origins of the Barong are far back in history. Research indicates that the origins may pre-date Hinduism, when people believed in the supernatural protective power of animals. Great addition to your mask collection.
Measures 8-5/8" tall by about 10" wide and about 5" in depth. Some scratches and scuffs in the surface but otherwise in good condition.
Fierce and collectible.
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