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This mask features a very interesting character from a cham dance in the Eastern Himalaya.  Across the Himalaya, the Buddhist cham dances are always punctuated by light hearted comedic interludes to provide a break from the more serious tantric  ritual of the main dance.  At times like this the costumed lamas or monks will wear a funny or sometimes scary mask and engage in various mischief either with other character or audience members themselves.  This mask is from such a context and portrays a unique character who might be intended to represent a bespeckled Chinese official.

The mask is painted but has developed wonderful evidence of usage and patina. The piece is expertly carved and has no structural flaws to speak of.  A unique piece for the savvy collector.
 

ITEM NAME:   Vajrayana Buddhist Mask
ITEM CODE:   HMM-133
PRICE:   Email 
SHIPPING:  
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:   Nepal / Tibet border zone

MATERIALS:   

Wood with polychrome

AGE:   

Circa early 20th c

SIZE:   

8" wide
8" high
 

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