Old shaman mask in wood. Used during Bön ceremonies.
First half of the 20th century.
Origin: Nepal, mid-hill region
- 21.7 x 10 x 14 cm
- 433 g
Made from sculpted wood; the hair is yak hair.
Beautiful patina from wear; the mask is in fine overall shape.
To combat the anger of the gods, the "shaman-priests" of Bön, the Bönpos, engage in complex ceremonies and rituals. They serve as a medium between the spirits and humans. The rites they accomplish are different in each region of Tibet, as each place is inhabited by a particular spirit who is part of the everyday life of the locals in that region and who receives offerings and sacrifices from them.
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- Total nr of items
- Old Bön ceremonial shaman mask
- Animal hair, Wood
- First half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Good condition, see description
- 21.7×10×14 cm