Shamanic mask - Wood - Nepal - Mid 20th century

Description
Shamanic mask - Wood - Nepal - Mid 20th century
Good condition, see description - 20×14×5 cm

Large-nosed mask from the Rai shamans living in the Terai lower plains of south-east Nepal. These shaman rites serve to heal or to enchant sick people, according to the animist beliefs of the Himalayan populations.

The nose is prominent, the eyes almond-shaped and the mouth in a figure of eight. The expression is quite frightening.

Light wood with a black patina.

Lot details
Object
Shamanic mask
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Nepal
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
20×14×5 cm
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