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Antique Chinese Protection Mask of General

Antique Chinese Protection Mask of General

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Big and rare golden protection mask of Da Jiangjun, the" Great General", for hanging usually near the door, for protection against evils or bad spirits.
Rare representation with a very elaborate headdress (upper part missing); remnants of old pigments; ancient indigenous restoration on both sides (see photos). 31x20 cms. Jiangxi, 18th or 17th C, Ming? RM 181,184,189; MC 184 (see bibliography)