This triangular shaped mask is rounded off at the top where incised grooved indicate the hairline. Facial features show two round protruding eyes, a triangular shaped nose and a horizontal mouth with thick, protruding lips. Holes round the rim of the mask indicate the attachment of a costume or headdress. Evidence of kaolin or some encrustation seems evident.
Entry written for VADS website (https://vads.ac.uk)
Purchased by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury from Mathias Komor in 1967.
Donated to the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia in 1973 as part of the original gift.
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Paper, Pastel, Pencil
Unframed: (h. 189 x w. 133 x d. 1 mm) Framed: (h. 434 x w. 366 x d. 30 mm)