Dance Mask, male character

Dance Mask, male character

Thick wooden ovoid mask. Half-open mouth, slightly sculpted nose, twisted to the right, small circular eyes. Very summarily evoked ears Dimensions: Height 29 cm Form a couple (male character)

These masks with enigmatic iconography and function are attributed to the non-Buddhist populations of the hills of Nepal (Tamang, Raï or Gurung). Their use has certainly been lost since the beginning of the last century and it is not known whether these faces were those of ancestors, demons or theater characters.

Details

  • Title : Dance Mask, male character
  • Year : 19th century
  • Classification : Sculpture
  • Medium : Wood with brown patina.
  • Dimension : 30.5 x 15.5 cm
  • Accession No : Inventory number: 70.2003.1.19
  • Country/ Geo-location : Asia - Southern Asia - Nepal
  • Museum : Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
  • Credit Line : Donor: Marc Petit
  • Status : On view