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Chinese Door God Mask

Chinese Door God Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1376679

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Abhaya Asian Antiques
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G/F, North Flat, Lot 965 Peak Road West
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
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Rare, circa early to mid 20th century carved wooden mask designed to be placed on or above a door to ward off evil spirits, in the animist Taoist tradition. This was made by a minority ethnic group in Southern China (Miao or Tujia) and is similar in style to Nuo masks although this was never meant to be worn. H: 42.5cm/16.8 in and W: 29cm/11.5in. This is a very impressive piece with a fierce demeanor. The nose is damaged, a minor crack and the odd bug hole, here and there.

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