Unique Dayak Bahau Mask Borneo, East Kalimantan
Unique Dayak Bahau Mask Borneo w/ stand
Origin: Indonesia, Borneo, East Kalimantan (Provenance: Found in a collection in Silver Springs Maryland )
Period/Date: Mid 20th century
Materials: wood, animal hide with remnant fur, charcoal and red paint, iron nails
Description: This expressive mask is more naturalistic in style and is presented on a custom wood and metal display stand. It has a classic prominent nose with open mouth and exposed teeth which has applied red paint. The chin and upper mouth has attached animal hide. The mask has been well used and thus has various minor chips, scratched and overall wear. The inside of the mask is bare wood, having a dry varied patina which is heaviest on the chin region.
Dimensions: Height 12 1/8” (30.5 cm), width 7.25” (18.5 cm)