Lot: 1

Face mask "Tudigong" or "Tudishen", 19th century


Provenance Size Hammer price
Jack Nelis, The Hague, The Netherlands (acquired in Beijing in the late 1990s) H: 9.1 inch 900 EUR

wood, paint, hair, base

"Tudigong" or "Tudishen" - the "God of the Soil and the Ground", embodies in Chinese folk religion, Taoism, the protective deity of a locality and the human communities who inhabit it.

Créhalet, Yves, Le Masque de la Chine, o.O. 2007, p. 94 ff.