4. Newar brass dance mask of Indrayani
15 in. h x 14 in w
A rare repousse brass dance mask from the Kathmandu valley. The horizontal third eye indicates that this mask likely represents the goddess Indrayani, one of the eight mother goddesses. The flags over the ears and the kikipa flower and leaf ornaments are typical of the later, post-17th c. Newar ornamentation.