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Becoming Another: The Power of Masks at The Rubin Museum of Art, March 13, 2015 – February 8, 2016

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Mask for Ritual Dance. Mongolia, Tibet, or China; 19th–20th century. Papier-mâché with yak or horse hair. Rubin Museum of Art, C2003.8.1 (HAR 65190)

Mask of Begtse. Mongolia; early 20th century. Papier-mâché, coral, metal, fabric. Rubin Museum of Art, C2006.41.1 (HAR 65692)

Monkey/Hanuman. Bhutan; c. 18th–19th century. Wood and pigment. Bruce Miller Collection, 127

Garuda/Kyung/Khakui. India, Arunachal Pradesh; c. 18th–19th century. Wood. Bruce Miller Collection, 009

Bhairava. Nepal. Wood and traces of pigment. Bruce Miller Collection, 053

Raven Mask. Kwakwaka’wakw; 1801–1900. Wood, pigment, cedar bark. Collection of the Brooklyn Museum, 15.513.3a-c

Mask, Horned. Japan. Wood, pigment, cord. Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History, 70.2/ 1204

Mask. Chukchee, Siberia. Fur, hide, wood, hair, sinew. Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History, 70 / 6325

Noh Drama Mask, Spirit. Japan. Wood, lacquer (red, black), gilt, plaster. Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History, 70.0/ 3644

Appa. India, Arunachal Pradesh; c. 18th–19th century. Wood, felt, metal, and cloth. Bruce Miller Collection, 049

Dance Mask Bhairava. Mongolia; 20th century?. Papier-mâché. Rubin Museum of Art C2006.52.10 (HAR 65716)

Indra. Nepal; 1481–1644. Wood. Bruce Miller Collection, 122

Lakhe. Nepal; c. 18th–19th century. Repousse metal and pigment. Bruce Miller Collection, 055

Deer. Mongolia; 19th–20th century. Papier-mâché. Rubin Museum of Art C2006.54.2 (HAR 65723)

Songtsen Gampo. Tibet; c. 18th–19th century. Papier mache and pigment with leather ties. Bruce Miller Collection, 095

Noh Drama Mask, Demon. Japan. Wood, lacquer, pigment, and gilt. Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History, 70.0/ 3590

Noh Drama Mask, Spirit. Japan. Wood, lacquer (red, black), gilt, plaster. Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History, 70.0/ 3644

Nyelbum (sinner) or Assistant to Hunter. Bhutan; c. 18th–19th century. Wood and pigment with cloth ties. Bruce Miller Collection, 042

Atsara (Joker). Bhutan; c. 18th–19th century. Wood and pigment. Bruce Miller Collection, 008

Noh Drama Mask, Beshimi (Tight Lip). Japan. Wood, lacquer, pigment, metal, plaster. Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History, 70.0/ 3614

Noh Drama Mask, Man. Japan. Wood, lacquer, pigment, plaster. Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History, 70.0/ 3592

Gonpo Mask. Tibet. Wood. Rubin Museum of Art, C2002.5.1 (HAR 65051)

Monkey/Hanuman. Nepal; c. 18th–19th century. Wood. Bruce Miller Collection, 025

Oracle¹s Attire. Mongolia; Early 20th Century. Cotton and silk, iron, wood, feathers, leather. Diane and Robrecht Lambin Collection. Antwerp

Shaman’s Attire. Mongolia; Early 20th Century. Cotton, iron, feathers, leather. Diane and Robrecht Lambin Collection. Antwerp

Cham Dance Costume. Mongolia; Early 20th century. Silk, bone, metal. Diane and Robrecht Lambin Collection. Antwerp

Images courtesy The Rubin Museum of Art

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