Former large ceremonial shaman mask in crafted wood.
First half of the 20th century.
Provenance: Nepal, middle hill region.
- 28 × 9.5 × 17 cm.
- 722 grams.
Made of carved wood. A mantra is engraved on the forehead. One can read Om̐ ॐ.
Beautiful patina of use, mask with a beautiful overall shape.
To fight the wrath of the gods, the ‘shaman priests’ of the Bön, the Bönpos, engage in complex rituals and ceremonies. They serve as a medium between spirits and men. The rites they perform are different in each region of Tibet, because each place is inhabited by a particular spirit which is an integral part of the daily life of the inhabitants of the region, and for whom offerings and sacrifices are made.
Tracked and insured registered shipment.
- Vecchia grande maschera da sciamano cerimoniale Bön in legno ornato
- inciso con un mantra Om̐ ॐ, Legno
- Prima metà del 20° secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 28×9.5×17 cm