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Antique Chinese Nuo Mask

Antique Chinese Nuo Mask


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1182747

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Hardwood Nuo mask, big and heavy, representing an unidentified character with a very serene expression. Coat of red lacquering on plaster, long gone around mouth and nose (the red color is generally used to indicate courage, loyalty and devotion).
Very good condition (a few little chips on the back along the edge), very nice inside patina; 26x17 cms. Beginning of 19th C, Hunan. (see bibliography)