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Indonesian Ceremonial Topeng Dance Mask.  Wood.  Hand Painted.  Cirebon. Java.

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This mask was used in a dramatic form of Indonesian dance called Topeng.  Such masks are used to interpret traditional stories concerning fabled kings, heros and myths.


Hand made and hand painted in the mid-1900s and acquired in Cirebon in West Java (about 200 miles east of Jakarta).


In good condition for its age and use.  A scrape on the top of the head. Amazing expression.


Stand not included.


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