17/10/2016

BECOMING ANOTHER BRUCE MILLER MASKS COLLECTION

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 - 2016

n. 993

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In this Number:

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Past Himalayan Art Exhibitions a Review of the recent Exhibition at the Rubin Museum of New York

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ZEMANEK 84th Tribal Art Auction CATALOGUE is online

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PAST HIMALAYAN ART EXHIBITION

BECOMING ANOTHER

THE POWER OF THE MASKS

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March 2015-February 2016

RUBIN MUSEUM NEW YORK

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some pictures from the Ethnoflorence Himalayan arts photo Archive

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Demon Lakhe Newar Peple metal mask

Bruce Miller Collection

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Chakrasamvara 

Newar Peple metal mask

Bruce Miller Collection

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APA Monpa people Arunachal Pradesh or Bhutan Mask

Bruce Miller Collection

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ACHO PHENTO Bhutanese Mask

Bruce Miller Collection

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Mask for TASHI SHOLPA opera Bhutan

Pritzker Collection

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Photo Ethnoflorence Archive

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AUCTIONS A SELECTION OF HIMALAYAN ARTS

ZEMANEK

http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/

Online catalogue
84th Tribal Art Auction

November 5th 2016

Click the link below

http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/auctions/auctions-det...

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In this auction are offered two interesting crowned mask from the Nepalese Terai area

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LOT 43

Crowned Nepal Terai Rajbhansi mask

SEE THE LOT / CLICK THE LINK BELOW

http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/auctions/object-detai...

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PHOTO CREDIT ZEMANEK http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/

PROVENANCE

Poul Mørk (1938 – 2013), Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator of the African Collections Departement at the National Museum of Denmark

It is a beautiful mask, complete in its entirety.

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LOT 44

Crowned Nepal Terai Rajbhansi mask

SEE THE LOT / CLICK THE LINK BELOW

http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/auctions/object-detai...

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PHOTO CREDIT ZEMANEK http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/

PROVENANCE

Poul Mørk (1938 – 2013), Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator of the African Collections Departement at the National Museum of Denmark

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31/03/2014

RAJBANSI SOUTHERN NEPAL Ramayana's Terai crowned mask

 

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RAJBANSI SOUTHERN NEPAL

SYMMETRIC RAMAYANA's

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CROWNED MASK

edited and sold in the auction

Maîtres Alain CASTOR & Laurent HARA

lundi 16 décembre 2013
DROUOT Richelieu, PARIS,

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Estimation : 1500/2500

 Résultat : 1 880 euros

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Masque de théâtre pour les récits épiques du Ramayana.

Bois dur, ancienne patine d'usage, belles traces de portage interne, beaux restes de polychromies en surface. Bois, ancienne patine d'usage brune épaisse par endroits et traces de portage interne.
Ethnie bouddhiste Rajbansi. Sud est du Nepal.

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26/03/2012

NEPAL MASKS HIMALAYAN MASQUE AN HIDDEN HERITAGE

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 - 2016

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HIMALAYAN MASKS

AN HIDDEN HERITAGE

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ETHNOFLORENCE

PHOTO ARCHIVE

2012

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Old Southern Nepal animal mask, Terai area (?), traces of red natural color on natural wood (Mask Inventory no.65)

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Newar Mask, Nepal.

(Mask Inventory no. 64)

 

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Ancient crowned southern nepal, Rajbanchi mask

(Mask Inventory no.18)

 

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Western Nepal moustached mask, old signs of restoration
(Mask Inventory no. 74)

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ETHNOFLORENCE

2012

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18/03/2012

ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 - 2016

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Old Rajbanchi crowned mask

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(Mask Inventory no. 19)

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SHAMANS

SACRED PLACES

KHANTS

YENISEI PROVINCE

EARLY 20th CENTURY

 

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04/03/2012

NEW YORK ASIA WEEK NEPAL KALI MASK

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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Old Rajbanchi Crowned mask with original handle in the back

(Mask Inventory no.59)

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Modernist Art from India: The Body Unbound

 

Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th Street, New York

 

http://www.rmanyc.org/

 

Other current exhibitions at the RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

 

Casting the Divine

 

March 2, 2012 - July 13, 2012

 

Hero, Villain, Yeti

 

December 9, 2011 - June 11, 2012

 

Mirror of the Buddha

 

October 21, 2011 - March 5, 2012

 

Masterworks

 

March 11, 2011 - December 31, 2012

 

Gateway to Himalayan Art

 

July 23, 2010 - January 6, 2014

 

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30/12/2011

Small Kali mask trace of polichromy

 

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ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

PHOTO ARCHIVE

1990 2011

 

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26/04/2010

-KHENIS, GHOST EATERS FIGURE IN KAGBENI VILLAGE, NEPAL. MASQUES & ARTS TRIBAUX HIMALAYENS, PARIS. NEPAL ANIMAL MASK. WESTERN NEPAL PRIMITIVE NAMASTE POSTURE FIGURE. HIMALAYAN MASK HIMALAYAN TRIBAL ART

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 2016

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KHENIS GHOST EATERS FIGURE

IN KAGBENI VILLAGE NEPAL

Kagbeni is a fortified two gates medioeval  village located in a strategic place at the cofluence of two river valleys, situated in a fertile area.

During the 19th century the human guards of the gates become superfluous and were replaced with two human figure moulded from clay each  named KHENIS or Ghost Eaters, primitive iconographic subjects probably remanants of the ancient BON religion.

Photo credit www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo481538.htm

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Photo credit for the pictures below www.travelpod.com 

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http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/inoursuitcas...

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Photo credit www.travelpod.com 

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http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/inoursuitcas...

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WESTERN NEPAL THE ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC LIVING TRADITION I

 Photo courtesy of Jean Claud Latombe

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7701713/western-...-

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WESTERN NEPAL THE ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC LIVING TRADITION II

Photo courtesy of   Reto Niederhauser 

 
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-WESTERN NEPAL, THE  ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC  LIVING TRADITION III

Photo courtesy of  Paulo Grobel

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THE PHUR-PA

TIBETAN RITUAL DAGGERS

JOHN C. HUNTINGTON Artibus Asiae - Publishers 6612 Ascona - Switzerland 1975

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MASQUES & ARTS TRIBAUX HIMALAYENS

2007 EXHIBITION

GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE

PARIS

 at Salon du Vieux Colombier
Galerie Le Toit Du Monde 6, rue Visconti - 75006 Paris Tél/Fax : 01 43 54 27 05 / contact@letoitdumonde.net
http://www.letoitdumonde.net/

Photo courtesy of  SANZA ART PREMIERS  BRUXELLES  http://sanza.skynetblogs.be

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RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION

 A SENSITIVE SELECTION courtesy of Richard Lair.

-Nepalese shaman pictures courtesy of    Josh Lustig   http://www.joshlustig.com/; Vincent Van den Berg http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html , Manishakya http://www.flickr.com/photos/manishakya/  Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/ , undated nepalese post card.

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RURAL ART of the WESTERN HIMALAYA

 SUBASHINI ARYAN

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(Mask inventory no 101)

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Interesting the iconography of this Himachal Pradesh mask (Museum of Folk and Tribal Art Gurgaon New Dheli  www.museumoffolkandtribalart.in ), collected by Mr KC Aryan for his Museum,  and directly comparable with an item present in the Ethnoflorence Himalayan photo archive.

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MASKS OF THE HIMALAYA

Old Southern Nepal animal mask, Terai area (?), traces of red natural color on natural wood (Inventory no.65)

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Ethnoflorence Himalayan photo archive.

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KANAK MANI DIXIT

-Invitation card of the exhibition “Photo Document: Nineteen Seventies” by Kanak Mani Dixit at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Baber Mahal, Kathmandu , Nepal www.siddharthaartgallery.com

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WALKING ON THE ROAF OF WESTERN NEPAL III

Photo Credit Michael N. Leach
www.indianepalphotos.com

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Photo Credit Michael N. Leach
www.indianepalphotos.com

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NEPALESE FIGURE

(Inventory no 16)

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15/08/2009

Nepal Mask. Himalayan mask.Himalayan black crowned mask.

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15 Western Nepal primitive sculptures(Jumla, Dunai, and Simikot Regions ). 15 primitif sculptures de l'Ouest du Nepal. Statuaire Arcaique de l'Ouest du Nepal, see more on

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6958870/15-weste...

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21 Dhodro Banam, Santal Banam lutes see more on

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6109784/14-dhodr...

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Nepal folk art a lost world, see more on

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7177977/ethnoflo...

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Himalaya, land of the masks ... coming soon. Photo courtesy fbormanator http://www.flickr.com/photos/bormanator/2088188901/

HIMALAYAN BLACK CROWNED MASK.

Austere black crowned mask from the Himalayan region, despite the iconography of the item looks like it submits the influence of the southern area, the black dense patina  and shiny reflective surface of the mask is something  really unusual also for the northern area. The massive presence of genuine local restaurations on the surface of the item will the particullary devotion and the importance of the mask in its original context. It's possible to find a similar kind of patina in some African Fang reliquary heads or figure (Nlo Bieri). With a wide series of close-ups, in Ethnoflorence style, we'll put in evidence the different details of this interesting mask making also a comparasion with the patina of some Fang items.

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Himalayan mask frontal view detail.

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Comparasion with the patina of a  Fang head, element from a reliquary ensemble. Fang peoples, Betsi group, Gabon, Mitzic region, Ndjolé. Musée d'Ethnographie, Neuchatel  ETHNOFLORENCE photo archive . This particulary, important, and rare  quality of patina derives from the fact that over the corse this artifact was used, the suface of the wood was completely impregned with applications of palm oil, in the present this beautifull piece of art continues to exude that substance.

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Below frontal view detail. Side A view. Restoration and sticky exceptional  patina detail, traces of old NATURAL  colors pigments. About the use to impregnate with oil masks or other artifacts in India the Bhuia Tribe (border line Madhyapradesh-Orissa) used a mask for ritual dances associated with the hunt profezia during annual holiday, the wood of this item was impregnated of oil.

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For  a patina comparaison see the pics below. Fang Reliquary Figure (Nlo Bieri), Gabon, Fang peoples 19 th century, wood metal. Ex coll. Derain, Jacob Epstein. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ethnoflorence Photo Archive.

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This sculpture was used as the guardian for a sacred receptacle of ancestral relics. The surface of the figure glistens with ritually applied palm oil.

Before being removed from their  original place such works were invariably separated from the relic containers they originally enhanched.

During the 1920s and 1930s artists and collectors of modern art were exposed to examples of Fang figurative representation and admired their daring abstraction of the human form. These qualities are evident in this authentic masterpiece, which is conceived as a series of autonomous units of volume integrated into a harmonious and idealized being.

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This work has been an artistic landmark since it was first published in 1920 by Henry Clouzot and Andre Level. The figure was in the collection of both the fauve artists Andre Derain and the british sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein.

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The formal features of this Fang reliquary sculpture powerfully influenced  Modesrnist artists who began collecting Non-Western art during the  early twentieth century.

This particular item was admired for its balanced symmetry and juxtaposition of straight lines and sinuous curves, became part of the collection of Sir Jacob Epstein in the 1920s.

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The shiny reflective surface is the result of repeated applications of palm oil, a process also replicated on the surface of the bieri initiates bodies.

This kind of item were produced for the ancestor cult named bieri, like accessories that complemented a reliquary container. In this istance the generalized representation of the ancestors embodied by the sculpture has been separated  from the specific individuals who were memorialized and addressed through their relics in times of need.

 

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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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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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. 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 B 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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28/07/2008

Terai moustached mask with horns.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

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Old Himalayan Mask

with horns, around 50 cm,

Western Himalaya HP area?

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