Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mask - Wrathful

ཞལ་འབག། བོན། ནང་པ། རུས་སྡེ། 面具(苯教,佛教,部落)
(item no. 65827)
Origin Location Himalayan Region
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Bon, Buddhist and Uncertain
Material Papier Mache
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Himalayan Dance Mask.

Dance masks are created with many different faces representing an assortment of deities along with well established culturally recognized stereotypical personalities. This mask likely represents a demonic figure in the retinue of a more recognizable villain type such as Yama the god of death.

Jeff Watt 2-2008

View other items in the Thematic Set: Sculpture: Masks of the Himalayas