11/06/2008

Galerie Dechamps Paris Une exposition d’objets chamaniques du népal Galerie L’Harmattan, Paris Véme

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

HIMALAYAN EHIBITIONS OF THE PAST

Galerie Dechamps Paris

http://www.galerie-dechamps.com/spip.php?rubrique1

Une exposition d’objets chamaniques du népal - février 2003

 Galerie L’Harmattan, Paris Véme

PHOTO CREDIT GALERIE DECHAMPS PARIS

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MASKS OF THE HIMALAYAS

MASK

(Inbentary no. 85)

(ENG) Unusual Himalayan crowned mask. Natural patina wood, brass, natural resins, carpacio of turtle worked. While the superior part of the mask is in wood, the inferior part of the chin is in carpacio of turtle attached with natural resins. (FRA) Unsusuale masque couronnée de la région himalayenne, bois, cuivre, résines naturelles, carpacio de tortue (partie inférieure du masque). (DEUTCH)Seltene gekrönte Maske des Himalajagebiets, Holz, natürliche Messingharze, carpacio Schildkröte (untergeordneter Teil der Maske). (ESPANOL)Máscara rara coronada de la región del Himalaya, madera, resinas de  naturales, carpacio de tortuga (parte inferior de la máscara)(ITA) Unusuale maschera coronata della regione Himalayana, legno a patina naturale, ottone, resine naturali, carpacio di tartaruga, finemente  lavorato e attaccato nella parte inferiore del manufatto.(русский)редкая коронованная маска гималайской области , древесины, руководства , естественных смол, carpacio черепахи (низшая часть маски)

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Frontal view.

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Forehead detail view.

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Crown detail.

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Face Detail.

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Another frontal view.

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eye side A detail view.

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Below detail view.

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Back side below detail view.

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Side A view, side B view.

09/06/2008

Himalayan primitive mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 66)

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WESTERN HIMALAYA MALE ANIMISTIC MASK

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(ENG)Himalayan primitive mask. Nepal (FRA) Masque primitif de l'Himalaya. Nepal (DEUTCH) Primitive Himalajamaske. Nepal (ESPANOL)Máscara primitiva  del Himalaya . Nepal (русский) гималайская примитивная маска. Непал (ITA) Maschera di fattura primitiva della regione Himalayana. Nepal (日本)ヒマラヤ原始マスク。 ネパール.

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HIMALAYAN MASKS IN THE EXHIBITION

"MASQUES QUI ETES VOUS?"

 Abbaye Saint  Gerard de Brogne January 12  April 14. Courtesy Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles.

 

 

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Himalayan masks in the exhibition "Masques qui etes vous?" Abbaye Saint  Gerard de Brogne January 12  April 14. Courtesy Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles.

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Follow the first edition of the Middle Hills mask with small photos.

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Frontal view

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Frontal view detail.

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Above detail view.

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Below detail view.

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Side A and Side B view.

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Side A and side B detail.

 

06/06/2008

Two Himalayan goiter female masks from Terai. Nepal or Indian Terai mask. Rajbansi or Dhimal people.

 

(ENG)Two goiter female masks from Terai.  (FRA)Deux goitre masques Himalayen a sujet fémin, Terai (DEUTCH)Zwei weibliche Himalajakropf-Masken, Terai (Español)Dos máscaras de bocio del Himalaya, Terai (русский)Две гималайских маска зоба, Terai (ITA) Due maschere Himalayane a soggetto femminile dell'area del Terai. (日本) 2ヒマラヤ女性の甲状腺腫のマスク、Terai.

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Mask n. 1 and 2 frontal view. Mask n.2 frontal view. This mask besides the physical defect of the goiter also introduces the deformity of the teeth and the squint of the sight. Three deformities in an only mask. About the physical deformities present in some Himalayan mask read the interesting writing "Etude médicale d'une collection de masques chamaniques tibétains" by Charlier P. , Huynh-Charlier I. , Brun L. , Pannier F. on http://pathographie.blogspot.com/2008/04/tude-mdicale-dun... .

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Mask n1 and 2 frontal view.

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Mask n1 forehead detail view.

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Mask n2 forehead detail view.

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Mask n1 below detail view.

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Mask n2 below detail view.

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Mask 1 side A and Bview.

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Mask 2 side A and B view.

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Mask 1 side B 
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Mask 1 top style view.

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Mask 2 top style view.

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Masks 1 and 2 back sides view.

05/06/2008

Himalayan mask. Nepal or Indian mask(?)

ETHNOFLORENCE
2008

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MASK
(Inventory no. 103)
HIMALAYAN MASK

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(ENGL)This himalayanan mask is characterized from a quality of extremely hard wood and from a stylistic  yield that stretches towards the verticality. The represented subject is ambiguous.(FRA) Cette masque himalayanan est caractérisée d'une qualité de bois extrêmement dur et d'une reddition stilistica qui tend vers la verticalite. Le sujet représenté est ambiguous. (ITA)Questa maschera Himalayana è caratterizzata da una qualità del legno estremamente dura, sorta di bois de fer, da un punto di vista stilistico il manufatto tende verso una verticalità estrema di alcuni dei suoi elementi (si noti la resa  verticale del naso). Il soggetto rappresentato è ambiguo, forse umano, forse animale.(DEUTCH) Himalajamaske. Nepal (?). гималайская маска. Непал (?).  ヒマラヤマスク。 ネパール(か。) .
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04/06/2008

Himalayan demon mask. Nepal or Indian mask from Terai

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

MASK

(Inventory no. 80)

 

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ANCIENT

HIMALAYAN DEMON MASK

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(ENG)Himalayan demon mask. Terai.(FRA) Masque de démon de l'Himalaya. Terai. (DEUTCH)Himalajadämon-Maske. Terai.(ESPANOL) Máscara de demonio del Himalaya. Terai. гималайская маска демона. Terai.  ヒマラヤ鬼のマスク。 Terai。(ITA)Maschera di demone della regione Himalayana. Terai.

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Interesting original restoration.

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Detail of the eye cut, always very elegant in this kind of masks. Please note the color in natural pigments.

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Another side view of the mask.

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02/06/2008

Ancient Newar Demon mask. Katmandu Valley Nepal. 尼泊尔面具

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 72)

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ANCIENT

NEWAR DEMON MASK

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Newar Demon Mask, Katmandu Valley Nepal. Newar démon masque zone Katmandu  Népal. Newar Dämon maskieren Katmandu Tal Nepal. Newar demonio mascara valle de Katmandú Nepal. Маска демона Newar долина в Катманду Непал. Newarの鬼のマスク、カトマンズの谷、ネパール. Maschera di demone dell'etnia Newar, valle di Katmandu. 尼泊尔面具

See also on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6214510/newari-c...  and http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5894170/nepalese... .

 

 

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01/06/2008

Himalayan monkey mask. Terai Nepal. 尼泊尔面具 印度面具

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

MASK

(Inventary no. 79)

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ANCIENT NEPALESE MONKEY MASK

 

Himalayan monkey mask. Terai Nepal. Masque de singe du Himalaya. Himalajaaffe-Maske. Máscara de mono del Himalaya. гималайская маска обезьяны. ヒマラヤ猿のマスク。 Terai区域ネパール. Maschera zoomorfa della regione Himalayana rappresentante una scimmia, Terai. 尼泊尔面具  印度面具

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31/05/2008

Himalayan crowned double eyes male mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

MASK

(Inventory no. 87)

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HIMALAYAN CROWNED MALE MASK

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VINTAGE EDITION

Himalayan crowned male mask. Terai. Masque couronnè de l'Himalaya. Terai. Mannliche gekronte Himalajamaske. Mascara del Himalaya coronada.  Гималайская коронованная маска мужского пола. ヒマラヤ戴冠させた男性のマスク。 terai区域ネパール . Maschera maschile coronata della regione himalayana, Terai.  

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Interesting the plastic iconography of this imposing crowned mask. Traces of color on natural patinated wood. This mask testifyes how much rich and various can be the iconographic repertoire of the Terai area. 

Among the Ethnoflorence collection of   himalayan crowned  mask I suggest a visit to an understanding black kali crying mask, something of really unique and  similar to a Fang reliquary, see more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5844563/himalaya... .

 

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  Complitely different the style of a crowned male  mask of King or Hero from Himachal Pradesh, see more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5887534/himachal... .

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For a more classic view of the Kali masks iconography see the comparation of three items on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5977909/differen... .

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Imposing frontal view.

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 Frontal view detail.

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 Crown detail view.

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Forehead detail view.

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Double eyes detail view.

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Double eyes detail view.

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 Below frontal view detail.

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Frontal view side A.

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 Frontal view side B.

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 Side A view.

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Back side view.

 

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Back side view detail.

 

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Back side view detail.

FEW VINTAGE PHOTOS OF THE MASK

 

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ANOTHER PHOTO OF THE EARLY 90'S

  

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The crowned mask in its original contest (first full mask on the left), photo Ethnoflorence, around 1990. 

 

30/05/2008

Western Himalayan , Himachal Pradesh (?) male mask 尼泊尔面具 印度面具

ETHNOFLORENCE

MASK

(Inventory no. 67)

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ANCIENT

HIMALAYAN MALE MASK

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Important traces of local restoration with nails and wire, a restoration technique that I could not test on other specimens.

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28/05/2008

Four Western Himalayan primitive masks. Tribal Masks. 尼泊尔面具 印度面具

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NEW AND 2008's VINTAGE EDITION

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GROUP OF 4 ANIMISTIC MASKS FROM THE SAME VILLAGE

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Four Western Himalayan (?) masks, in the same style, from the same hand or workship, surely from the same remote and unknown village. Quatre masques  de L'Himalaya Occidental, de la même main . Vier Westliche Himalajamaskes, von derselben Hand . Cuatro máscaras Occidental del Himalaya, de la misma mano. Четыре Западных Гималайских маска, от той же руки . 同じ手または村からの4つの西部のヒマラヤマスク。Quattro maschere della regione occidentale dell'Himalaya, da un confronto degli elementi stitlistici propri di ciascuna si può dedurre provengano certamente dallo stesso remoto villaggio, siano probabilmente opera della stessa mano o dello stesso contesto artigiano. 尼泊尔面具  印度面具

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Mask n1. Assimmetric style of the face, double expression of the mouth. Ambiguos mask, in which there is a double expression of the mouth, if the actor covers the upper part of the mouth, there is a ridicolous expression with two deformed teeth (we can re-find this kind of exagerate deformation in many masks of the Terai region or for example in some terracotta heads of the south India - Tamil Nadu district).

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 But if the actor covers the lower part of the mouth, the mask becomes terryfing with it's aggressive teeth (few examples in Terai mask, more in the contest of the so called Middle Hills masks).

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 About the theory that some of the so called "tribal" or "primitive" masks of the Himalaya could be represent something of symbolic and atypic, about the "narrateur bouffon", a kind of mask that can makes one laugh, but also make one scared, on "Himalaya masques" Galerie le Toit du Monde Paris, Editions Findakly 2007 there is an interesting writing "Travestissements A propos des masques dits - primitifs-" by Ms Gisèle Krauskopff. Among the masks publicated in this catalogue also the n.64 pag.108 it's in my opinion an ambigous mask with a double expression of the mouth. Wrathful expression in the above part of the mouth and a long tongue in the belower.  

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Side A and B mask. n1 Extreme stylistic verticality of the mask.

 

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Mask n.2.

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Mask n.3 and n.4

 

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Mask 1 side view.

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Mask 2 side view. Interesting and different from the mask n1 the style of the ears. Same style of the eyes and mouth.

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Mask n.4 side view. Same style of eyes and mouth.

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Double expression of the mask n1. If the actor covers the belower part of the mouth obtain a scary expression, but if he covers the abover obtain a bouffonesque expression (two deformed teeth).

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Mouth expression of the Mask n2.

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Mouth expression of the mask n.3

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Mouth expression of the mask n4.

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Eyes style of the mask n.2

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Another detail for the mask n2.

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Eyes style of the mask n3.

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Eyes style of the mask n4

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Other detail of the mask n4

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