All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1461341 (stock #HP/Ma856)
Mask with black soot patina whose edges of the mouth and eyes are enhanced with red and also white for the eyes only. The tip of the nose shows a much higher wear patina than the other areas of the mask. The inside of the mask also shows a very nice shiny black indicating important signs of use. This mask shows all the features of a joker mask, possibly from kami people (untouchable cast), North central region of Nepal H 27cm , mid 20th century
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1461336 (stock #HP/Ma855)
Old tribal mask from the North West of Nepal, Humla district, we can see several old shreds of hairy skin (possibly from goat?) fixed on the forehead and the chin as well as important vestiges of hair fixed with glue around the mouth. The teeth have been sculpted in a very realistic, important black soot patina. H 25 cm, important age from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1461334 (stock #HP/DH854)
The top shows 3 faces of protective ancestors, the central part is a "dorge" (Tibetan auspicious tool symbolizing cosmic power and lightning), the base point is protected by a copper cap, then one can observe a pyramidal shape which flares out to end at the level of a beak of Makara, which is a chimerical creature which assists the shaman in his fights against evil spirits Each of the 3 sides of this pyramidal bridge shows a rich iconography reproducing various animist symbols such as the interl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1461331 (stock #HP/Ma853)
Obviously these two masks from the Nuo theater belong to the minorities of southern China. They constitute a set probably designed simultaneously by the same artist. One of the masks represents the monk Heshang and the second represents the jester Quintong. These masks date from at least the middle of the 20th century, that is to say about a hundred years. H 24 and 26 cm, presented on a metal base. More information and pictures on request
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1459545 (stock #HP/Ma852)
Mask carved in a very hard wood, the design is minimal. However the lines formed by the nose and the continuity with those located above the eyes evoke the shape of a spider. Note a slot on the right of the mask, however well secured by a metal clip. Far north west of Nepal, Humla region, H 34 cm, W 19 cm, age circa mid 20th.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1459537 (stock #HP/ma851)
Old mask carved in a very hard wood depicting a benevolent expression face covered with a beautiful and thick black patina. Not remains of animal hairs or horsehair that represented the hairiness of the eyebrows, moustache and chin. Three nails on the forehead were supposed to retain a fragment of leather. The symmetry of the sculpture gives it a smoothing presence. Probably from Western Nepal and the Magar ethnic group. Age is important at least early 20th century H 25 cm n Width 14 cm,
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1459536 (stock #HP/Naga850)
Among the Naga, the libation is a religious ritual to offer a drink (milk, alcohol, ...) to a deity. The Naga tribes are located in East India, district of Aranuchal Praddesh, these areas have remained in a great isolation until at the end of the 20 th century These horns come from large wild bovids "Bos frontalis" locally called "gayal or even "mithan". Rhis Very old and large specimen dating from at least the beginning of the 20th century, the basketry that surrounds the horn is of course orig...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1940 item #1455885 (stock #HP:Ma849)
Black old patina mask likely from Magar people from South Nepal district of Hetauda. Note a large nose, large ears, the mouth is open and showing teeth which are precisely carved. Very hard wood, good condition, age could be from for eraly to mid 20th H 24/25 cm , wide 16 cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1455882 (stock #HP/Ma848)
A rarely seen tribal mask from South China minorities Obvious signs of age, circa early to mid 20th, semai light wood, perfect condition H 32 cm More information on request
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1450276 (stock #HP/ST847)
Important and rather rare ancient statue from West Nepal (Karnali River districts but possibly Jumla region). The statue shows a protector standing with his hands folded in the ritual gesture of Namaste. Note the treatment of the arms showing a rounded rather than angular elbow joint. The eye openings are diamond-shaped. Semi-hard wood with black patina with residual plaster of offerings and mineral plasters which have either been cleaned or lost over time. Beginning to middle 20 th H81 cm width...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1450272 (stock #HP/DH27)
This Drum handle clearly displays Buddhist influences. The top shows 3 voluminous faces of Makala (protector of Buddhism). The central part is a dorgi with deep vertical sculptures. The triangular point is surmounted by a bird's beak which evokes the mythical bird Garuda. Each of the faces shows very beautiful sculpture of intertwined snakes. From Sherpa people from Helambu district. Very beautiful patina of use. Groupe Sherpa Important age from XIX to early XX. H35cm,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1450271 (stock #HP/DH26)
The top shows 3 faces of ancestors with a strong relief of sculpture. The central part a thick dorgi with a superb patina of use surrounded by patterns of basketry. The triangular point is very original with 3 animal heads of Makara extended by hands which each grip a snake. The tip is blunted indicating a very long use because during his moments of rest the shaman plugs the drum to the ground in a vertical position. From Tamang people Mankapur (Hetauda) district. Important age from XIXth to ve...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1450270 (stock #HP/ST846)
A nice and old primitive figure from West Nepal ( upper karnali river districts) figuring an ancestor in ritual gesture of Namaste, its legs are slightly bent. The representation of the head is done in a minimal style the eyes are round, the mouth is small and rectangular, the ears are outlined.This statue is carved from a hardwood and shows a very old patina of weathered wood with old traces of xylophagous insects. The feet have been eaten away by long exposure to a humid ground, otherwise the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1930 item #1450268 (stock #HP/Ma843)
A Nice old mask possibly figuring a "Raktsatsa" Note the carved horns on top on the head, very nice black and glossy soot patina, hard wood, obvious signs of important use at least from the early 20t, circa 100 years. From Central West Nepal, likely Rukum district. H 22 cm x 16 cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1940 item #1450266 (stock #HP/Ma845)
This mask or may be an effigie as the back is flat likely represnts a raktsatsa ( which means devil or bad spirit). Indeed this might not be a mask weared by people but rather an effigie posted on an entrance either a door or a window as the back is flat. This piece is very old with a local repair, carved in semi hard wood, at least around 100 y , large size H 38 cm , wide 25 cm. From East central central, district of Rameschap,likely from Tamang of Brahman people.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1450264 (stock #HP/PH845)
This type of phurba shows tall, single or twin riders. They all seem to originate from Langtang District and are attributed to the Tamang people. The iconography of the Hayagriva horse is often found in Buddhist iconography. Here, the horses have riders who are the shamans; the mythical horse with its supernatural power will allow the shaman to move around the dangerous invisible world of demons and other evil spirits. It is likely that this phurba is not used as the smaller ones are for fight...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1433502 (stock #HP/ST842)
The lower part is a small closing storage cabinet with a door, the upper part is supported by 2 elephants and has a flat part where cult objects or flowers could be placed, in front is a deeply carved ovoid plate in front. The oval-shaped sculpture represents a standing man who could be a shaman, with arms outstretched holding a trisul in his left hand, he is surrounded by animals and an object that looks like a pot, a milk pot ? Information collected during the purchase suggests that this ite...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1433355 (stock #HP/Ma841)
Old flat face mask showing a superb black soot patina, the vision of this face gives an impression of softness Small mouth with a discreet opening some old traces of glittering paper which has been glued around the yeyx and the mouth. obvious sign of long use possibly from 19th. H25 cm x 16 cm/