ANTIQUE TIBETAN MASK
Provenance: Private collection Meulendijk
This mask represents a patron deity and was used during the religious Cham dances in Tibet. This was a lively masked and costumed dance associated with some sects of Tibetan Buddhism and Buddhist festivals. The dance is accompanied by music played by monks using traditional Tibetan musical instruments. This mask was used by the Gelugpa order, often called the Yellow Hat school . The hats refer to the elaborate crescent-shaped hats worn by followers during ceremonies. Cf: Lucas, Lamaistische Masken, Kassel 1962, page 9-24 and 57-63. 32 cm.
Tibet, inventory number c-002-037 Meulendijk
Wood, 32 cm
Price: on request