Antique/Vintage Rangda Mask on Museum Stand, Indonesia, Bali (1310BML) $875


H: 15.5”  W: 8.625”  D: 6” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

Central to Balinese culture and lore, Rangda is the demon-queen ruling an army of witches practicing black magic. Frightening, she has two upper fangs and two lower fangs now lost, scary teeth, jagged elements around her head, bulging eyes and is red symbolizing someone angry and threatening. In very good condition considering its age and use, it has expected paint losses, scratches and a fine patina. Personally collected in the 1970s, she is mounted on a museum-quality metal stand.



In Bali, Indonesia, Hindu villages have a sacred collection of woodcarvings in the form of Balinese masks (topeng) danced as offerings to the gods with a gamelan percussion orchestra. Balinese dance masks are endowed with magic (tenget) ), especially. the 2 central to Balinese mythology, culture and their past of animism:  Rangda and Barong. Barong is leader of the forces of good and Rangda is the demon-queen leader of an army of witches and spirits practicing black magic.  Barong is a lion-like animal able to negate Rangda’s power and malevolence. A major clash between them  is featured in the epic Barong dance (Calonarang) where Barong prevails and restores the traditional balance and stability of the village. Folk-art and ethnic masks from Bali like this are are highly respected by all Balinese and part of the VA  Hindu-Cultural-and-Ritual art collection

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Antique/Vintage (1910-1940)



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Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 8.625” W: 7.25 D: 6"

Dimensions (metric)

Mask Ht: 39.37cm W: 21.9cm D: 15.24cm, On stand: Ht: 21.9cm W: 18.41cm D: 15.24cm


Very good, see description

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