Shamanic mask - Wood - Nepal - Mid 20th century

Description
Shamanic mask - Wood - Nepal - Mid 20th century
Good condition, see description - 22×16×3 cm

Shaman mask from the Rai people living in the plains south-west of Nepal. This type of mask is used for shaman-specific enchantment rituals, but are also part of Himalayan prophylactic traditions.

The expression is primitive and threatening.

Hard wood with a greasy patina from wear.

Lot details
Object
Shamanic mask
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Nepal
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
22×16×3 cm
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