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Featured here is the Garuda mask of the Monpa people of Arunachal Pradesh.  Garudas are amongst the most rare and sought after Monpa masks... and this is a nice example with good overall condition and nice patination. The right horn has a very well executed native repair. Other wise it tip top shape.

The Garuda is a great pan-Asian mystical entity. With the earliest references and depictions coming out of ancient India, the popularity of the Garuda spread with Hinduism and Buddhism across Asia. There are slight variations in the form of the Garudas as they are depicted in art, but generally the appearance is that of a bird-headed and feathered entity with some human characteristics blended in.

This mask has the unique iconographic characteristics typical of the Vajrayana Buddhist style of Garuda, properly known as "khyung" amongst most people speaking Tibetan dialects.

ITEM NAME:   Vajrayana Buddhist - Garuda cham dance mask
PRICE:   Email 
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:    Monpa, Arunachal Pradesh


Wood , Polychrome


Circa 19th c


9" wide
10-1/2" high

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