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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #791175 (stock #HP/Ph205)
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An exceptional Dhyangro handle (the handle of shamanic drum). Indeed these handle are design like phurba, but are usually much longer and bigger than a Phurba, with a top showing 3 wonderful ancestor heads, the middle is the tibetan vajra, while the lower power is a ritual knife with a triangular blade showing snakes in a rising position coming from the bottom to the mouth of a the Makara (a sea monster a kind of chimeric mythic animal between Garuda and Ganesh !!!)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #790529 (stock #HP/Ph201)
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A very nice phurba , with 4 ancestor heads on top which very unsual. Exceptional patina and great age , at least 100 years, a classic design but a master piece More information on request
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #784480 (stock #HP/Ph 200)
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A nicely carved phurbu with an original top figuring twins riding a monkey ( the tail is missing), below three human figures and three mahakara holding naga rising from the spike Obvious signs of use , note the presence of red ritual powder More information upon request, presented on an iron stand. height 9 inches (22.5 cm)
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #756827 (stock #HP/Ma186)
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An important Nuo Mask figuring likely a lawyer or an official, very old polychromia with important lack, this mask was probably covered with lac as some large areas can still be seen below the noose and on the ears. Long horse tail hairs possibly added or renewed more recently . Obvious signs of great age at least 150 y, light wood as usual for a chinese old mask, but still good condition. the mask is presented on an iron stand Height 13 3/4 inches (35cm) wide 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #731524 (stock #HP/GH166)
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A very fine Ghurra showing a beautiful stylized house on his top , the whole the piece is nicely carved and shows thick encrusted milky and dusty patina indicating a very great age likely much over 50 years and possibly close to 100 years . This ghurra is coming from Rukkum district. Height 7 2/3 inches (20 cm), wide 3 1/3 inches 8 cm. The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #694616 (stock #HP/Ma 142)
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This mask figures a simple realistic human face , possibly the deity Tu di po, . A very simple but very old too likely over 150 year, the mask is carved in soft wood, it has probably been never painted except few lines and thus it appears under it very original aspect of oxidized wood. Considering it age, more likely over 100 years, this mask is in a very good condition, height : 7 1/2 inches . the piece is mounted on an iron stand
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #611971 (stock #HP/UST0109)
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Salt box, used mainly during wedding ceremonies, among Tharu tribes in the Terai district (south of Nepal). The box is made of heavy hard strong wood, possibly teak wood. The piece has three distinct parts: the vertical handle, the cover, which is moving around the handle by holding the small duck on its top (carved in the same piece of wood as the cover), and the body of the box itself, consisting in two similar compartments where salt deposits can be seen...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #561490 (stock #0086)
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Another Nuo mask figuring the great earth Taoist deity Tu di po. These masks were used by chinese minorities such Iao and Miao from Hunnan. The painting of this mask is lacking in large areas indicating that this mask has never been repainted. The inside show a dusty encrusted patina indicating also a great age probably from XVIII or at least early XIX century...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #561489 (stock #0085)
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A small mask also figuring the small mother earth Taoist deity "Tu di Po", these masks were used by chinese minorities such Iao and Mia from Hunnan. This mask is in it original state, and has never been repainted or refreshed, The top of the head shows a very nice black color whereas the face shows important lacks in the painting indicating that this mask has never been repainted and is under it original form indicating a very great age, probably from end of XVII to early XVIII century ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #561477 (stock #0083)
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This a very a typical mask from the minorities of the district of Hunan in the south of China, probably from Li or Miao tribes. The mask represents the deity Tou di Gong, an earth protector venerated by villagers. The mouth and eyes are pieced through, several holes can be seen around the mouth and on the chin and were carrying hairs to represent moustache and beard...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #555459 (stock #0021)
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A very old phurba showing a thick , hard encrusted patina, the blade is protected by an iron tip, the face are barely distinguishable under the patina. height 9 1/2 inches (24cm). The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #555453 (stock #0020)
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A very old phurba with tick and hard encrusted black patine. note the minimal but elegant style. This phurba has been collected among the rai community from East Nepal. Note also the design of the three face on top of the phurba. height 10 inches (25cm). The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #555448 (stock #0019)
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Old phurba, the central part is wrapped with straps of cloth to protect the shaman against high energy sent by bad spirits, Height 9 1/2 inches (24 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #555433 (stock #0016)
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Height 11 1/2 inches, (29 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #555424 (stock #0015)
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Height 7 3/4 inches 19.5 cm . the piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand PH1/ (06??)
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #545815 (stock #0009)
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The origin mask could be tricky but for sure it has been collected in Humla district and I had the opportunity to saw another very similar one while trekking in the area of Simikot Silver color has been painted over a an old think black patina Obvious signs of long use age is from first part of the 20th or possibly earlier as it is hard to say because of the polychromia which could have been repainted recently. However the inside of the mask shows very clear signs of great age...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #545230 (stock #0004)
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A very peculiar tribal mask characteristic of Humla district, The carving shows stylized and symmetrical lines to figure a strongly marked and expressive face, In spite of the dominant vermillon and white colors which can be surprising to be found on the face of a real tribal mask, this mask shows also an old black patina, Obvious signs of great use, age is from the first part of the 20 th ie 50 to 80 years. Strong wood, very good condition Height is 14 1/3 inches (36 cm)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1930 item #498809 (stock #2-0128)
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This is a sarangui from Santhal people ( Districts of Terai (Népal) and Orissa (India). The piece has been carved in a single piece of wood, the top is surmounted by a nice head (11cm , 4 ½ inches). The piece is covered with a glossy , thick black patina, indicating a long use, Age can be close to 80 to 100 years, some chips and a local repair, otherwise very good condition. Height 27 ¾ inches (70 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand.