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A very large mask of a ferocious Tiger, used in festivals in Java where young men would compete to "kill" a Tiger, an ancient rite of manhood dramatized these days to commemorate the tradition. The mask is made from a wood or bamboo frame with animal hide and glass eyes, painted designs. This is a very rare example not commonly found on the market. The mask measures 18 x 18 inches. Found in Java, Indonesia. Provenance: Daeng Iskandar, Indonesia.


fair, weathered and well used, worn

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Large and Rare Tiger Festival Mask from Java Indonesia

Estimate $500 - $800Jan 25, 2020
Starting Price $50
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