Indonesia-Bali-Gianyar, mid-20th century
(L x W x D) : 18,5x15,7x9,8 (hors coiffe) - H:29 cm
Pule wood, Natural pigments
Important character of Topeng, Pedanda
is the Great Brahman. From a noble lineage, his main role is to comment the religious and spiritual aspects of the Topeng. During the many Balinese ceremonies, he's also called upon to ensure the swift course of it. He translates calendars and teaches the sacred texts so his services are often onerous.