Himalayan crowned mask

 

ETHNOFLORENCE

N 755

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MASK OF THE DAY

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HIMALAYAN CROWNED MASK

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Balarama, Subhadra, Krishna Jagannatha Votive figure

 ETHNOFLORENCE

N 753

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MASK OF THE DAY

The one I have chosen today is not an Himalayan or Indian mask, but an important and interesting, from an iconographic point of view, African mask.

Mounted on a Inagaki socle this historic Dan mask shows how the artist,
 researched and obtained  the harmony of the piece, through an asymmetric  and unstable equilibrium.

 

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This famous masks, soon in auction chez Christie’s Paris, in this extreme spatial and plastic solutions has points of contact with the genuine art of the masks of the Himalayan region in the research of an unbalanced equilibrium.

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EDITED

on

“Sculptures Africaines et Oceaniennes”

Clouzot, Level

 Paris: Devambez,1925. Plate III.

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“La Sculpture negre primitive”

Paul Guillaume  & Thomas MunroParis: Les Éditions G. Cres & Cie, 1929: 4

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“African Negro Art”,

J.J. Sweeney
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1935: 98

Photo Walker Evans

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Photo credit of

Christie’s

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Clouzot, Level

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FOLK

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

ART

AN HIDDEN HERITAGE

Trio de figures

votives Balarama, Subhadra, Krishna Jagannatha, 
Inv. 71.1930.54.1602.1-3D

Musee du Quai Branly

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INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN MASKS

AN HIDDEN LIVING TRADITION

Bhils people

Gavari Dance

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Chhoti Undri village, Bhil culture, Rajasthan, India

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

photo suggested by David Van der Elst

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Shiva Bhairava bronze head Karnataka, India Musee du Quai Branly

ETHNOFLORENCE

N 752

MASK OF THE DAY

Tête de Shiva Bhairava,

18ème/19ème siècle,

bronze au repoussé,

état du Karnataka, Inde

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Inv. 70.2000.1.2 © musée du quai Branly, photo Patrick Gries, Bruno Descoings.

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mask of the day link

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/aaa-mask-of-the-day/

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Ethnoflorence n 751

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more here

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/archive/2014/04/08/darmapala-mask-nepal-ramman-garwal-festival.html

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more here

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/archive/2014/04/06/masque-de-danse-shamanique-anthropomorphe-nepalese.html

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Darmapala mask Nepal Ramman Garwal festival

 ETHNOFLORENCE

N 751

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MASK OF THE DAY

Edited in the catalog of the auction

The Cobbs Auctioneers

April 27 2013

http://www.thecobbs.com/index.html

and described as

a

‘Darmapala mask’

folk interpretation of a more classical iconography

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/aaa-mask-of-the-day/

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 Lot 296

9.000 / 12.000 usd

sold for

6.000 usd

Provenance: 
Lawrence Hultberg

NY

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/aaa-mask-of-the-day/
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I think that the publication of masks recently sold or passed on auction is particularly interesting to understand the orientation of the taste compared to an universe, the one of the so called  masks of India and the Himalayas, as rich and varied from an iconographic point of view as profoundly unknown.

Photo credit of

The Cobbs Auctioneers

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/aaa-mask-of-the-day/

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FOLK

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

MASKS

AN HIDDEN HERITAGE

Ramman:

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religious festival

and ritual theatre of the

Garhwal

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Photo credit of

UNESCO

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HIMALAYAN ARTS EXHIBITION OF THE PAST

 

“Le Nove Porte: sciamanesimo e arte contemporanea”.

Roma Sala Santa Rita 4 novembre – 1 dicembre 2011.

 

 

An extraordinary multimedia exhibition – conceived by Romano MastromatteiItalian anthropologist who died in 2010 – posing a direct comparison  belonging to the expression of the archaic shamanic religions with the activity of some contemporary artists.

The title of the initiative, The nine doors,” was directly inspired by Asian mythology shaman.


As recalled by Martino Nicoletti: “Nine people are the dangerous steps that the shaman must be able to unseal during his ecstatic journey into the cosmos. Narrow Nine symbolic thresholds to be crossed to reach the most remote regions of the underworld or the highest of the heavens, in order to confront , face to face with the divine. “

The exhibition was curated by Bruno Cora’ (art critic, Burri Foundation), by Martino Nicoletti (ethnologist and artist of the University of the West of Scotland, UK), by Orfeo Pagnani (art director, Exòrma Editions, Rome)

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SHAMANIC COMPOSITION

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Photo courtesy of

Tishenko Gallery

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PARIS TRIBAL 2014

INDIAN HERITAGE GALERY

Photo courtesy of Sanza Arts Premiers

& David Van Der Elst courtesy of Indian Heritage gallery

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see more on

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/

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Masque de danse shamanique anthropomorphe Nepalese

ETHNOFLORENCE

N 750

MASK OF THE DAY

I think that the publication of masks recently sold or passed on auction is particularly interesting to understand the orientation of the taste compared to an universe, the one of the so called  folk masks of India and the Himalayas, as rich and varied from an iconographic point of view as profoundly unknown.

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“Masque de danse shamanique anthropomorphe présentant un visage aux arcades sourcilières formant un angle droit avec le nez et une bouche à cavité rectangulaire surmontée d’une moustache sculptée en relief. Bois, ancienne patine d’usage brune et rouge brillante.”

Edited and sold

by

Maîtres

Alain CASTOR et Laurent HARA

 lundi 12 décembre 2011
Drouot Richelieu

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lot 272

Estimation 

800/1200

sold for

875 euro

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MASKS OF THE DAY

LINK

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/aaa-mask-of-the-day/

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FOLK

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

MASKS

AN HIDDEN HERITAGE

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Today we are going to visit a masked dance  performed close to the Namgyal Lhatse Monastery in Tawang

Arunachal Pradesh India

Photo credit of  Amardeep

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HIMALAYAN

VINTAGE

BOOKS

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Limited edition of the book

Edizione limitata del libro

“Tibetan Painted Scrolls” 

di          by

 Giuseppe Tucci

Libreria dello Stato di Roma,

1949

edizione limitata a 750 esemplari 

limited edition of 750 books

 

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Extremely rare this iconographic portfolio  originally linked with the two volumes of the famous work by Giuseppe Tucci

Tibetan Painted Scrolls

it was printed in limited edition, in English only, from the Italian  Library of the State of Rome in April 1949

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The hardcover in red cloth with title and profiles stamped in gold , contains numerous reproductions of wonderful Thangka.

The boards loose, printed on Fabriano paper in color and sepia monochrome, are held together by a cord and classified in alphabetical and numeric order.

The letter W is omitted

(standard procedure of the set).

  256 tables

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Photo credit of

Florence Number Nine

http://www.florencenumbernine.com/

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The Nature,  not contained by the balance of the climate, prolific with drunken exuberance:

the man himself is nature

a stunned immobility crystallizes the man

in an inertia  without past,

you move in a virgin soil.

 

GIUSEPPE TUCCI

 

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Himalayan demon mask Pierre Zink collection 73th Zemanek

ETHNOFLORENCE N 749

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MASK OF THE DAY

Nepalese Demon Mask

edited and sold

 on

ZEMANEK 73th

auction

http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue181/d10_11/

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3000 / 5000

sold

3000 euro

Provenance

Pierre Zinck, Alsace, France

about the collector collection

see also

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“Als die Götter noch jung waren”,

Stadt Offenburg (ed.),

Museum im Ritterhaus, 2002

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HIMALAYAN

VINTAGE

COVERS BOOKS

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DAMON HIMALAYA

1934

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FOSCO MARAINO

SEGRETO TIBET

1951

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FOLK INDIAN AND HIMALAYAS MASKS

AN HIDDEN

LIVING TRADITION

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BURIA TRIBAL GOD MASK

GAURI DANCE

BHIL

TRIBE

UDAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA

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