Old Bön ceremonial shaman mask (1) - Animal hair, Wood - Nepal - First half 20th century

Description
Old Bön ceremonial shaman mask (1) - Animal hair, Wood - Nepal - First half 20th century
Good condition, see description - 21.7×10×14 cm

Old shaman mask in wood. Used during Bön ceremonies.

First half of the 20th century.
Origin: Nepal, mid-hill region
Dimensions:
- 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.

Registered and insured delivery with tracking number.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Old Bön ceremonial shaman mask
Material
Animal hair, Wood
Period
First half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Nepal
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
21.7×10×14 cm
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