ITEM 40607

Court Mask of a Hero, with Old Label

Cirebon, West Java
Wood, pigment, leather
19th-early 20th Century
17 cm / 6.5 in

Masks of this type were used in the Cirebon Kraton, the royal court palace of West Java. They are celebrated for their thin walled carving and refined expression, indicating a hero. This is a very early example.

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