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Mask of the Chinese God Kaishan of the Nou Theater

Mask of the Chinese God Kaishan of the Nou Theater


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910: Item # 1065533

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The Nou God Kaishan belongs to one of the most ancient Chinese mythologies. He was revered as a protector against evil. This image would have been hung at the entrance of a dwelling to provide protection. Carved from a single piece of hardwood with 6 inch thickness. Excellent condition with heavy remnant pigments. Carved from a single piece of hardwood with 6 inch thickness. Excellent condition with heavy remnant pigments. Dimensions: 18.5 high X 16 wide The Origins of the Nuo Theater date back to 16th century BC and is the predecessor to the Japanese Noh Theater. The Chinese character Nuo originally meant a patterned step to drive away evil and sickness during the last month of the Chinese lunar year. Later, Nuo evolved into a dance. After a long history, Nuo theater became a huge cultural system with multiple religions, artistic forms, folk literature and legends etc.: a multiple and complex cultural space.