An old wooden shaman medicine mask with a contorted face, polychrome. Used during the Bön celebrations.
First half of the 20th century. 1930-1940.
Origin: Nepal, region of the middle hills.
- 27.2 x 0 x 14 cm.
- 507 g.
Made of carved wood. Often named sick mask. This type of mask can be found in various civilizations (China, Africa, Japan, North America, Himalayas).
Beautiful patina of use, mask with a beautiful overall shape.
The holes for the eyes and fasteners were made later to be able to wear it.
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.
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- Numero complessivo di oggetti
- Vecchia maschera di medicina facente smorfie per uno sciamano di legno bon ceremonial.
- Prima metà del 20° secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 27.2×0×14 cm