Ancient wooden shaman mask. Used during the Bön celebrations.
First half of the 20th century.
Provenance: Nepal, middle hill region.
Made from tree bark, roots and soil.
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, complete 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 to whom offerings and sacrifices are made.
Tracked and insured registered shipment.
- Numero complessivo di oggetti
- Maschera da sciamano cerimoniale di Bon antico
- Corteccia di albero, radice e suolo
- Prima metà del 20° secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 27.7×11×19.8 cm