Buddhist ceremonial fringed mask

Mongolian Collection

Accession Nr.: 2001.16.1
Type: textile; costumes; religious/ritual equipment
Date of production:
early 20th century
Place of production:
Materials: silk; velvet
Dimensions: height: 29 cm
diameter: 45 cm
A hemispherical headdress covering the eyes used in Buddhist ceremonies is made of black velvet with a top sewn into two spheres. The cap is surrounded by red ribbons, and the top is decorated with a filigree metal ornament and an egg-shaped glass. Silk fringes and cords hang down from the headdress.