29/08/2008

Ancient kali mask from Rajbansi or Dhimal people.

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 - 2016

Photo Courtesy of Mr Sam Singer

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SAN FRANCISCO TRIBAL ART SHOW

2008

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Ancient Kali mask from Terai. Iconographic comparation in possible with other Kali masks of Ethnoflorence Collection,  interesting and unique is the ancient black crying Kali mask on :
http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5844563/himalaya... , the patina of this mask is analogous to that of the Fang reliquary. 3 Kali masks are edit also on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5977909/differen... .

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 Frontal view.

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Frontal view detail.

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Forehead view.

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Forehead view detail.

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Frontal view detail.

 

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Eye and patina detail view.

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Eye and patina detail view.

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Side A view. From a plastic view point  this Kali  mask is connoted from a strong push towards the verticality.

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Side A detail view.

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Side A detail view.

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Side A detail view. The patina in crust of this old Kali Mask is extraordinary, and it would make happy also the most refined collectors of  African masks.

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Side A detail view.

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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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Side B, another strong detail.

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Back side view.

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Back side view.

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Back side view.

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Base of the mask view.

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We  often speaks about  the verticality of the African  masks , ethnoflorence prefers to confront the plastic of this ancient Kali mask with that of an other himalayana mask, also this connoted from a strong vertical push (and a really hard wood).

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This  powerful mask does not come neither from Africa or from Oceania, but from the himalayana region.

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Detail.

 

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Another side view.

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Side view detail.

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Back side view.

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Back side view.