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Antique Chinese Nuo Mask of Niang Cai

Antique Chinese Nuo Mask of Niang Cai

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Rare antique Nuo mask of Niang Cai. Very old and heavy mask with twisted mouth,  ; primitive style ; remnants of original marouflage.
Left ear deteriorated, ancient native restorations (see pix); 24 x 16 cms; Guizhou, Tujia, at least 18th, possibly Ming 17th; RM 243, 250 (see bibliography)