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Rare & Unusual Himalayan Mask, Early 20th C.

Rare & Unusual Himalayan Mask, Early 20th C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 646675

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81170 Livers Cazelles, FRANCE
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15

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 €600.00 
Highly unusual mask, which has kept the original shape of the tree trunk from which it was carved. The mask itself is carved in a kind of "reverse relief", its features hollowed out, except for its nose. One round hole at ear level on each side. Wood, with brown semi-glossy patina. Himalayan Region, early 20th century. Height: 12" (30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty. Erosion on some areas (forehead, nose and chin), otherwise very good condition. Note: this piece is part of a series of masks which were collected in the region from 1974 to 1979.