17/06/2008

Different hands, same subject : 3 Himalayan Kali masks. (work in progress)

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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ANCIENT HIMALAYAN KALI MASKS

(Mask no. 18 & 19)

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Original Vintage edition

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Frontal view. mask 1, 2, 3 (mask n3 courtesy Paolo Buzzatti Firenze). Different stylistic interpretation of the same iconographic subject.In the mask n.2 it's interesting the prominent style of the forehead, and the wide open mouth. More geometrical the volumes of the n1. Really balanced and maybe more realistic the facial details of the n.3. While in the masks n. 1 and 2 there are few traces of the original colors, the n.3 was recently repainted  with a white kaolin color. The masks n1 and n.3 were exported  from Katmandu market at very early years of 90's; about the n.3 in our archive we have some  pictures took at that time.

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The mask n1 on the mirror. Really geometrical profile of the mask.

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 Face detail view  mask n1,2,3.

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Eyes detail mask n1.

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Below frontal view detail mask n1.

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Mask n2 sides view.

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Side a detail view mask n1

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Full side  A mask 1  view

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Another side A view mask n1.

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Forehead view, mask n2

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Top of the mask n1.

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Below side of the mask n1.

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Back side of the mask n1.

13/06/2008

Himalayan monkey (Hanuman) mask. Terai (Nepal or Indian) mask. Hanuman (sanscrito: हनुमत् Hanumat; nominativo singolare हनुमान्

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

MASK

(Inventory no. 202)

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Old Rajbanchi monkey mask, repainted with a dark color.

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(ENGL)Himalayan monkey mask. Terai mask (FRA) Masque de singe du Terai. Terai masque (DEUTCH) Himalajaaffe-Maske. Terai Maske (ESPANOL) Máscara de mono del Himalaya. Terai máscara. (ITA) Maschera zoomorfa della regione Himalayana, rappresenta il volto di una scimmia. Piana del Terai. (русский)гималайская маска обезьяны. маска terai.(日本) ヒマラヤ猿のマスク。 Teraiのマスク

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Elegant stylistic rendering of the eyes and the vertical tendency of the masses of the mask.

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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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(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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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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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. 

 

27/05/2008

Himalayan male mask. Katmandu Valley (?) Nepal mask. 尼泊尔面具 印度面具

ETHNOFLORENCE

MASK

(Inventory no. 7)

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Himalayan male crowned mask. 印度面具 尼泊尔面具

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 8)

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HIMALAYAN MALE CROWNED MASK

 

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26/05/2008

Southern nepal male mask. 印度面具 尼泊尔面具

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NEW AND

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VINTAGE EDITION

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ANCIENT

SOUTHERN NEPAL MASK

(Mask no.9)

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VINTAGE EDITION

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Frontal view detail.

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Side view detail.

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Back side view.

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Back side detail view. 印度面具   尼泊尔面具

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