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I find this mask fascinating aestheticaly.  Originating in the vicinity of Dolakha,  a Newar village north of Kathmandu, it is a stunning old mask with a tremendous presence.  This is an antique mask in good condition. It is painted but has evolved a lustrous patina over the years.  Normally the Newar masks are created in the likeness of the gods and goddesses of the major religions of the area - Hinduism and Buddhism.  This one is unique in that it exhibits a style that has clearly been heavily influenced by the middle hills tribal aesthetic. This is not surprising really given the area of Dolakha is peopled by Thamis and Tamangs among other ethnic groups, and the area has a strong middle hills shamanic tradition.  A fantastic and very unique piece.


ITEM NAME:   Himalayan Mask
PRICE:   Email 
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:    Nepal middle hills


Wood, polychrome pigments


 first half 20th C.


8" wide
10" high

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