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Antique Chinese Nuo Mask of Grandma

Antique Chinese Nuo Mask of Grandma

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Rare Nuo mask of Grandma Qiugu. Mother of the twins Qingtong.
Very rare character; twisted mouth, knotted headdress; very nice carving, strong expression carved in unusual relief (the eyes for instance); old pigments on plaster.
Excellent condition (a few little chips and a crack on the back along the edge), 23 x 15 cms. 19th C or before. Guizhou, Tujia. RM 147-148 (see bibliography)