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Mask of an old man, wood, cotton, and various materials; the face of carved wood, the eye holes with burnt border for emphasis and white fabric inside, padded ears and padded red lips with teeth of dried white beans alternating with lengths of quill; black hat with printed red and white cotton band, white lining, and four white feathers, eyebrows of twisted black and white threads (synthetic silk ?) just visible beneath the hat, long buff straw hair and beard. Maker's name written inside wood face. String hanging loops at top.
Length: 39 centimetres (face)
- Curator's comments
- For use in New Year performances. For discussion of New Year's 'old men' masks, see F. Nistor, 'Iarna Maramureseana (Winter in Maramures)', Bucharest 1981, p. 71. See also Eu1996,01.1.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Collected by Sarah Posey from the maker during fieldwork, 3.11.1995 - 29.1.1996.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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