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Museum of Anthropology hosts mask collection

Indonesian mask of Hindu dietyThis mask from Indonesia is part of a donation of 56 masks Denver resident Henry Strauss recently made to the DU Museum of Anthropology. It depicts Garuda, a Hindu deity that is half-man, half-bird. Strauss and his family have spent decades traveling the world. He purchased his first mask in 1955, and eventually his collection grew to represent indigenous cultures from all over the world, including Africa, South America and Asia.


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