28/08/2008

Himalayan repainted bear mask. Terai Rajbansi people.

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Imposing Himalayan bear repainted mask. Terai region Rajbansi people.

 

For a comparation see : http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5851990/southern... .

 

 

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Frontal view. From the imposing proportions this mask has been repainted with a red color. The lack of the  holes at he height of the eyes makes us to understand as who wore this mask could see through the wide opening of the mouth. The artifact therefore was worn like one elmet mask.

 

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Frontal view.

 

 

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Frontal view detail.

 

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 Forehead detail. Over the forehead of the mask has been carved a kind of crown from a  really minimal style.

 

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Impressive detail of the mouth.

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Comparable with the same detail of another really ancient and powerfull mask of  Ethnoflorence collection http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5851990/southern... .

 

 

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Side A frontal view  detail.

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Side B frontal view detail.

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 Side A view.

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 Side A view detail.

 

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 Side A view detail.

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 Side A view detail.

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 Side B view.

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Side B view detail.

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Side B view detail.

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Mouth detail.

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Mouth detail.

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 Mouth detail.

 

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 Mouth detail.

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 Mouth detail.

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 Back side view.

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Top side view.

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 Back side view detail.

 

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Side A view detail.

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