Lot: 1571st tribal art auction
Mask of "hanuman" ("King of the apes")
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Marcia & Irwin Hersey, New York, USA||H: 11.2 inch||This object is not available anymore.|
wood, painted in red, black and white, carved with a moustache, slightly dam., abrasion, small traces of insect caused damage, crack and missing part backside; only little is known about the usage of Nepalese masks. According to field studies there is a category of masks sculpted in the memory of deceased ancestors, a group of masks representing demons, and another group depicting clowns.