2018 Exhibitor Images: Tribal and Textile Show - Objects of Art Shows
Mask depicting a Hero, possibly Prince Panji Cirebon Court, Java

Mask depicting a Hero, possibly Prince Panji Cirebon Court, Java

Wood, pigment, gilt
19th/early 20th Century
Ex Private French Collection
6.75 in/ 17 cm

The Java Courts, kraton, though Islamic since the 15th Century, supported masked dramas of Hindu themes.
This character features a long refined nose, iconic for a hero, quite possibly depicting Prince Panji, who must struggle to recover his bride-to-be from a lustful demon.

Courtesy of Didier Claes, Brussels