Mask, Ramakien Theater (Khon) (1) - Papier Mache - Thailand - Second half 20th century

Description
Mask, Ramakien Theater (Khon) (1) - Papier Mache - Thailand - Second half 20th century
Fair condition, see description - 40×25×25 cm

Jakrawat (Maliwan Royalty from the Ramakien epic) - Mask from the second half of the 20th century

Papier-mâché, hand-crafted There is some minor delamination around the mouth due to use.
An exquisite and highly detailed item which displays impeccable craftsmanship and is very characteristic of its era.

It came directly from Thailand through a German dealer in art and antiquities. It has been in my possession since 2017.
A piece like this seldom appears on Catawiki

Reference work - CLONTZ, Jack M., 2014, KHON Masks Thailand’s Heritage, MOCA Bangkok

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask, Ramakien Theater (Khon)
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Papier Mache
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Thailand
Condition
Fair condition, see description
Dimensions
40×25×25 cm
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