Himalayan crowned mask. Nepalese or Indian Terai

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

MASK

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(Inventory no.24)

HIMALAYAN CROWNED MALE MASK

Himalayan crowned male mask. Terai. Masque couronnè de l’Himalaya. Terai. Mannliche gekronte Himalajamaske. Mascara del Himalaya coronada.  Гималайская коронованная маска мужского пола. ヒマラヤ戴冠させた男性のマスク。 terai区域ネパール . Maschera maschile coronata della regione himalayana, Terai.  

Interesting the plastic iconography of this imposing crowned mask. Traces of color on natural patinated wood. This mask testifyes how much rich and various can be the iconographic repertoire of the Terai area. 

Among the Ethnoflorence collection of   himalayan crowned  mask I suggest a visit to an understanding black kali crying mask, something of really unique and  similar to a Fang reliquary, see more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5844563/himalayan-crowned-kali-mask .

 Complitely different the style of a crowned male  mask of King or Hero from Himachal Pradesh, see more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5887534/himachal-pradesh-male-crowned-mask-of-king-or .

For a more classic view of the Kali masks iconography see the comparation of three items on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5977909/different-hands-same-subject–3-himalayan-kal .

Two interesting and old crowned mask are recently edited on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6265565/himalayan-masks-in-a-private-florentine-colle .

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 Himalayan crowned mask. Nepalese or Indian Terai.Interesting, and very used  crowned mask of the Terai region . The mask has been repainted and introduces an interesting original restauration.The circumstance that the restauration was also repainted, it makes us think that this mask, despite an evident damage, it was still used. Particular importance of the mask for its ethnic group of origin? Impossibility to replace it? Examining the top of the mask we can also notice an impressive state of deterioration of the wood. Also the back side of the mask introduces a strong state of usury of the wood. In my opinion a kali mask.

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A fracture on the side of the mask was covered with fabric and repainted along with the rest of the mask.

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Unusual but really interesting the crowned mask edited on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5848801/southern-nepal-male-crowned-mask .

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An Iconographic comparation in possible with other Kali masks of Ethnoflorence Collection,  interesting and unique is the ancient black crying Kali mask on :
http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5844563/himalayan-crowned-kali-mask , the patina of this mask is analogous to that of the Fang reliquary.

3 Kali masks are edit also on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5977909/different-hands-same-subject–3-himalayan-kal .

Another interesting Kali mask is edited on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6194834/ancient-kali-mask-sanscrit-k257l299-in-devana .

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Photo of the mask from our old archive.

 

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 Frontal view of the mask.

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Frontal view detail. Important patina of the mask.

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Side view detail.

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Rastouration detail view. The  lacking part of the mask was restored covering it with a piece of cloth, attacked  to the wood with nails, and therefore
repainted with purple color and gold spots.

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Top side view.

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Back side view. Exceptional state of usura and patina.

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Unusual Himalayan crowned mask. Terai Kali mask(?)

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

MASK

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(Inventory no.11)

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UNUSUAL CROWNED HIMALAYAN MASK

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(ENGL)Unsual Himalayan crowned mask. Very interesting the stylistic surrender of the crown,  the detail of the prominent tongue make us think to a Kali mask (?).(FRA) Exceptionnel  masque  couronne du Himalaya, Très intéressant la reddition stylistique de la couronne, le détail du langage est-ce que  nous fait penser à un masque Kali (?).

 

 

 

 

Different hands, same subject : 3 Himalayan Kali masks. (work in progress)

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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ANCIENT HIMALAYAN KALI MASKS

(Mask no. 18 & 19)

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Original Vintage edition

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Frontal view. mask 1, 2, 3 (mask n3 courtesy Paolo Buzzatti Firenze). Different stylistic interpretation of the same iconographic subject.In the mask n.2 it’s interesting the prominent style of the forehead, and the wide open mouth. More geometrical the volumes of the n1. Really balanced and maybe more realistic the facial details of the n.3. While in the masks n. 1 and 2 there are few traces of the original colors, the n.3 was recently repainted  with a white kaolin color. The masks n1 and n.3 were exported  from Katmandu market at very early years of 90’s; about the n.3 in our archive we have some  pictures took at that time.

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The mask n1 on the mirror. Really geometrical profile of the mask.

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 Face detail view  mask n1,2,3.

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Eyes detail mask n1.

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Below frontal view detail mask n1.

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Mask n2 sides view.

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Side a detail view mask n1

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Full side  A mask 1  view

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Another side A view mask n1.

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Forehead view, mask n2

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Top of the mask n1.

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Below side of the mask n1.

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Back side of the mask n1.

Himalayan primitive Terai mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

MASK

(Inventory no. 28)

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EDITION

THARU TERAI ANIMISTIC MALE MASK

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(ENG) Himalayan primitive Terai mask. Nepal (FRA) Masque primitif de l’Himalaya,Terai  Nepal. (DEUTCH) Primitive Himalaja maske, Terai Nepal (ITA) Maschera dalla fattura primitiva della regione Himalayana, Terai  Nepal. (ESPANOL) Máscara primitiva del Himalaya, Terai  Nepal. (日本) Teraiのヒマラヤ原始マスク、ネパール

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Himalayan monkey (Hanuman) mask. Terai (Nepal or Indian) mask. Hanuman (sanscrito: हनुमत् Hanumat; nominativo singolare हनुमान्

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

MASK

(Inventory no. 202)

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Old Rajbanchi monkey mask, repainted with a dark color.

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(ENGL)Himalayan monkey mask. Terai mask (FRA) Masque de singe du Terai. Terai masque (DEUTCH) Himalajaaffe-Maske. Terai Maske (ESPANOL) Máscara de mono del Himalaya. Terai máscara. (ITA) Maschera zoomorfa della regione Himalayana, rappresenta il volto di una scimmia. Piana del Terai. (русский)гималайская маска обезьяны. маска terai.(日本) ヒマラヤ猿のマスク。 Teraiのマスク

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Elegant stylistic rendering of the eyes and the vertical tendency of the masses of the mask.

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Himalayan tribal mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 75)

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HIMALAYAN ANIMISTIC MALE MASK

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(ENG)Himalayan tribal mask. Nepal (FRA) Masque tribal de l’Himalaya. Nepal(DEUTCH) Himalajastammesmaske.Nepal(ESPANOL)Máscara tribal  del  Himalaya (ITA) Maschera di fattura tribale della regione Himalayana, Nepal. (русский)гималайская племенная маска (日本)ヒマラヤ種族のマスク、ネパール. (China) 喜马拉雅部族古老 面具。

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Detail of the restoration in the back

of the mask (High side).

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Same point in the front of the mask. 

(side of the forehead).

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Restoration on the chin of the mask. 

Probably using a copper wire.

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The fracture that affects the mask, vertically, has been reassembled in the this case through two repairs in the top and bottom of the same.

It is a restoration technique rather common in masks of this area.

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A second area affected by the restoration covers the side of the mask.

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Galerie Dechamps Paris Une exposition d’objets chamaniques du népal Galerie L’Harmattan, Paris Véme

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

HIMALAYAN EHIBITIONS OF THE PAST

Galerie Dechamps Paris

http://www.galerie-dechamps.com/spip.php?rubrique1

Une exposition d’objets chamaniques du népal – février 2003

 Galerie L’Harmattan, Paris Véme

PHOTO CREDIT GALERIE DECHAMPS PARIS

http://www.galerie-dechamps.com/spip.php?article47

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MASKS OF THE HIMALAYAS

MASK

(Inbentary no. 85)

(ENG) Unusual Himalayan crowned mask. Natural patina wood, brass, natural resins, carpacio of turtle worked. While the superior part of the mask is in wood, the inferior part of the chin is in carpacio of turtle attached with natural resins. (FRA) Unsusuale masque couronnée de la région himalayenne, bois, cuivre, résines naturelles, carpacio de tortue (partie inférieure du masque). (DEUTCH)Seltene gekrönte Maske des Himalajagebiets, Holz, natürliche Messingharze, carpacio Schildkröte (untergeordneter Teil der Maske). (ESPANOL)Máscara rara coronada de la región del Himalaya, madera, resinas de  naturales, carpacio de tortuga (parte inferior de la máscara)(ITA) Unusuale maschera coronata della regione Himalayana, legno a patina naturale, ottone, resine naturali, carpacio di tartaruga, finemente  lavorato e attaccato nella parte inferiore del manufatto.(русский)редкая коронованная маска гималайской области , древесины, руководства , естественных смол, carpacio черепахи (низшая часть маски)

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Frontal view.

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Forehead detail view.

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Crown detail.

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Face Detail.

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Another frontal view.

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eye side A detail view.

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Below detail view.

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Back side below detail view.

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Side A view, side B view.

Himalayan primitive mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 66)

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(ENG)Himalayan primitive mask. Nepal (FRA) Masque primitif de l’Himalaya. Nepal (DEUTCH) Primitive Himalajamaske. Nepal (ESPANOL)Máscara primitiva  del Himalaya . Nepal (русский) гималайская примитивная маска. Непал (ITA) Maschera di fattura primitiva della regione Himalayana. Nepal (日本)ヒマラヤ原始マスク。 ネパール.

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HIMALAYAN MASKS IN THE EXHIBITION

“MASQUES QUI ETES VOUS?”

 Abbaye Saint  Gerard de Brogne January 12  April 14. Courtesy Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles.

 

 

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Himalayan masks in the exhibition “Masques qui etes vous?” Abbaye Saint  Gerard de Brogne January 12  April 14. Courtesy Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles.

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Follow the first edition of the Middle Hills mask with small photos.

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Frontal view

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Frontal view detail.

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Above detail view.

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Below detail view.

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Side A and Side B view.

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Side A and side B detail.

 

Two Himalayan goiter female masks from Terai. Nepal or Indian Terai mask. Rajbansi or Dhimal people.

 

(ENG)Two goiter female masks from Terai.  (FRA)Deux goitre masques Himalayen a sujet fémin, Terai (DEUTCH)Zwei weibliche Himalajakropf-Masken, Terai (Español)Dos máscaras de bocio del Himalaya, Terai (русский)Две гималайских маска зоба, Terai (ITA) Due maschere Himalayane a soggetto femminile dell’area del Terai. (日本) 2ヒマラヤ女性の甲状腺腫のマスク、Terai.

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Mask n. 1 and 2 frontal view. Mask n.2 frontal view. This mask besides the physical defect of the goiter also introduces the deformity of the teeth and the squint of the sight. Three deformities in an only mask. About the physical deformities present in some Himalayan mask read the interesting writing “Etude médicale d’une collection de masques chamaniques tibétains” by Charlier P. , Huynh-Charlier I. , Brun L. , Pannier F. on http://pathographie.blogspot.com/2008/04/tude-mdicale-dune-collection-de-masques.html .

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Mask n1 and 2 frontal view.

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Mask n1 forehead detail view.

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Mask n2 forehead detail view.

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Mask n1 below detail view.

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Mask n2 below detail view.

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Mask 1 side A and Bview.

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Mask 2 side A and B view.

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Mask 1 side B 
3/4 top view.

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Mask 1 top style view.

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Mask 2 top style view.

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Masks 1 and 2 back sides view.

Himalayan mask. Nepal or Indian mask(?)

ETHNOFLORENCE
2008

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MASK
(Inventory no. 103)
HIMALAYAN MASK

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(ENGL)This himalayanan mask is characterized from a quality of extremely hard wood and from a stylistic  yield that stretches towards the verticality. The represented subject is ambiguous.(FRA) Cette masque himalayanan est caractérisée d’une qualité de bois extrêmement dur et d’une reddition stilistica qui tend vers la verticalite. Le sujet représenté est ambiguous. (ITA)Questa maschera Himalayana è caratterizzata da una qualità del legno estremamente dura, sorta di bois de fer, da un punto di vista stilistico il manufatto tende verso una verticalità estrema di alcuni dei suoi elementi (si noti la resa  verticale del naso). Il soggetto rappresentato è ambiguo, forse umano, forse animale.(DEUTCH) Himalajamaske. Nepal (?). гималайская маска. Непал (?).  ヒマラヤマスク。 ネパール(か。) .
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