31/07/2008

Western Nepal Primitive male mask. Maschera tribale dell'Ovest Nepal.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

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MASK

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(Inventory no. 46)

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Old Nepalese male mask

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29/07/2008

Himalayan deformed mask. Nepal.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009 EDITION

HIMALAYAN DEFOMED MASK

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28/07/2008

Terai moustached mask with horns.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

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MASK

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(Inventory no.68)

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Old Himalayan Mask

with horns, around 50 cm,

Western Himalaya HP area?

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27/07/2008

Dharmapala Wrathful Tibetan Buddhist deity Mask.Tibetan drag-gshed (“cruel, wrathful hangman”) .Sanskrit: “defender of the religious law”)

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

MASK

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(Inventory no. 130)

Dharmapala Wrathful Tibetan Buddhist deity Mask.Tibetan drag-gshed (“cruel, wrathful hangman”) .Sanskrit: “defender of the religious law”. In Tibetan Buddhism, any one of a group of eight divinities who, though benevolent, are represented as hideous and ferocious in order to instill terror in evil spirits.

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OLD VINTAGE EDITION

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Frontal view.

055

Frontal view detail.

058

Forehead view.

057

Nose and eyes detail view.

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Below frontal view detail.

072

Base of the mask view.

064

3/4 side A view.

065

3/4 side B view.

063

Back side view.

In Tibet, the eight principal Dharmapalas are:

  • Mahakala (Tib. Nagpo Chenpo)
  • Yama (Tib. Shinje)
  • Yamantaka (Tib. Shinje Shed)
  • Hayagriva (Tib. Tamdrin)
  • Vaisravana (Tib. Kubera)
  • Shri Devi (Tib. Palden Lhamo)
  • Changpa
  • Prana Atma  (Tib. Begtse)

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24/07/2008

Western Nepal male mask. Himachal Pradesh(?)

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

MASK

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(Inventory no. 132)

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WESTERN HIMALAYAN MALE MASK

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Old advertising, mid 80's

LAWRENCE LEIF HULTBERG

ARTWORKS

FROM ASIA, AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS

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23/07/2008

Nepalese Terai male mask. Tharu mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

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MASK

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(Inventory no. 71)

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OLD

NEPALESE TERAI MALE MASK

 

 

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06/07/2008

Himalayan minimal primitive mask. Western Nepal (?)

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 81)

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In this small mask the simplicity of the lines and the plastic surrender, really minimal, is accompanied to an extraordinary expressive strength. Three small holes have been enough for the artist to realize the unbelievable expressive strength of the eyes and the mouth.From an iconographic view point  this himalayan mask  has not point of reference or of stylistic relative with other masks that are been published in precedence.

 

For its small dimensions the mask was perhaps brought attached to the neck or to the dresses, maybe during ritual dances. Small masks are used suspended to the dancers' neck during ritual dances in the area of the Himachal Pradesh, the iconografia is very different however from this unique sample.

 

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The complex simplicity of this small mask is underlined by the comparison with other so called primitive masks of the Himalayan area. (Inventory no.33)

 

 

 

In this last mask the expression is made by a symmetrical combination of the eyes, nose, mouth.

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 Although more elaborate, none of these three masks has the same expressive strength of the first, small but extraordinary one. (Inventory no.44)