- Chin-strap beard
- Scalloped hairline
Somebody, who?—saw fit to make this mustachioed, green-painted, wooden mask, with a black scalloped hairline, and a Pinocchio nose.
The tip of its nose is chipped and I tried out a crude restoration. I dabbed some green paint on it.
A black beard has been applied, not by me, under the chin, and the beard shows up also upon its jowls.
The mask is undersized enough for a child to wear. But which child where and when could ever have been asked or forced to wear it, and why?
I tried it out (not pleasant to do), just to see if it fits my little head, but no.
The mysterious mask is most wonderful to meet up with, nevertheless, when I see it, which is often. It is on my wall.
Here is an evergreen face whose expression is earnest, I think, or sincere—a reassuring spirit—a small one, yes—and he has been magnanimous.