‘Phi Ta Khon’ Mask
This mask, and AO266, were both made by K. Attipat, a young artist with a gift for painting. He has used bright colors in enamel to decorate this mask with a winged theme, but has then painted fine texture to enrich and tone down the color. The teeth are subtly shaded for a menacing three-dimensional effect. A painted wood nose resembles an elephant trunk from the side and is covered in Thai-style designs. The ‘ears’ are nicely done with the flamelike designs cut out, and then painted. We thought this one a good example of the painted style of mask.
Size: 38.75″ h x 19.75″ w