A Himalayan wooden Mask of classic form, with well defined adze marks, thick chocolate patina, and side holes for attachment. Hewn from thick hard wood, with remnants of a white clay or kaolin on its surface and backside. Authentic, well carved old Himalyan masks are now recognized as equal companions of the great masking traditions of other continents, including Africa. Because of inherent scarcity and civil strife of recent years, quality pieces have become increasingly rare and difficult to source. A mask with considerable presence on a sturdy museum stand. Good condition.
Circa: Late 19th Century to early 20th.
Dimensions: 11in. x 6.5 in. / 28 cm. 16.5 cm