October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 165
 

165

A Nepalese carved wood mask of Bhairava 尼泊尔陪胪木面具
15th-17th century 十五至十七世纪

With fierce visage, elaborate diadem, tall curled hair with sun and moon in the locks, traces of pigment, modern metal stand.

(Qty: 1)

H: 10 1/4 in. (mask)

Property from the collection of Helen Cunningham and Ted Newbold, acquired from Jaipaul Galleries Inc., Philadelphia, August 6, 1990

Sold for $4,410
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,500


 

With fierce visage, elaborate diadem, tall curled hair with sun and moon in the locks, traces of pigment, modern metal stand.

(Qty: 1)

H: 10 1/4 in. (mask)

Property from the collection of Helen Cunningham and Ted Newbold, acquired from Jaipaul Galleries Inc., Philadelphia, August 6, 1990

For a 17th century Nepalese Bhairava mask of brass, see Pratapaditya Pal et al, "A Collecting Odyssey, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection", New York, 1997, p. 29, no. 25. Masks such as these were an important aspect of the annual Indrayatra ritual, whereby the devote would recieve a blessing in the form of beer from a drinking tube between the lips of this manifestation of Shiva.

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