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Another brutish visage from the far western Middle Hills.  This mask dates to the early years of the 20th century, but has no doubt seen successive alterations over the years, such as the addition of pigments, and the nails in the forehead would seem to indicate there may have been some kind of animal fur attached at the top.  Notably the back has also seen relatively late manipulation, in the way of carving to the back side.  This may well have been meant to make the mask more appealing for the person who had to wear it, as the back may have been very dirty and had perhaps evolved into insect housing over the years.  To re-carve the back would have been an effective response to such insect infestation and the like.


ITEM NAME:   Himalayan Mask
PRICE:   Email 
PEOPLE/REGION:    Nepal middle hills


Wood with pigments


circa 70 or more years


7" wide
11" high

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