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Mask portraying Lord Shiva
Title Mask portraying Lord Shiva
Accession Number 72.9
Title2 Chhau Mask
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Anthropology
Object Type Anthropology
Main Material Paper Mache
Manufacturing Technique Moulded, painted
Country India
Origin Place West Bengal
Period / Year of Work 20th century CE
Dimensions Lt. 41; Wd. 42 cms (approx.)
Detailed Description One of the most popular mask traditions is the Chhau mask tradition of West Bengal, which appears in the spring shows, when episodes of the epics are presented. They are made of papier-mache and are brightly coloured. The mask here depicts Lord Shiva with his dramatic wide open eyes and hooded with multiple snakes, which kind of forms a halo. Goddess Gangs is also shown tied up on his dead locks.
Brief Description This is a Chhau mask made of papier mache depicting Lord Shiva.