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"Nuo" Theater Mask of Heshang, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1253197 (stock# 1-0859)

"Nuo" Theater Mask of Heshang, Early 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1500 

Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater representing the character of Heshang, the Buddhist monk, with very expressive features. The mask was carved on wood, then paper was affixed all over its surface, on which polychrome pigments were painted. China, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 9 13/16" (25 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Paper partly flaked, and consequently the colors, otherwise very good condition.


Nuo Theater Mask of Master Jiang, China, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1248647 (stock# 1-0856)

Nuo Theater Mask of Master Jiang, China, 19th C.
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1500 

Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater representing the character of Master Jiang, a respected professor. Polychrome wood, with animal hair under the nose and around the chin to represent mustache and beard. China, early 19th century. Height: 9 3/8" (24 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition. Publications: "Le Masque de Chine" by Yves Crehalet Actes Sud Publisher, France, 2007 (p. 148).


Demon Mask, Nuo Theater, China, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1243423 (stock# 1-0845)

Demon Mask, Nuo Theater, China, Early 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1500 

Rare half-mask of the esoteric Nuo theater representing a demon. Wood, with numerous perforations around the top of the forehead, above the eyes and below the nose in order to represent the hair, eyebrows and mustache. The mask was lacquered originally. It suffered an old accident which split it in two from top to bottom, but was restored a long time ago and locally with resin. Though the mask is more fragile than a mask without any accident, it is nevertheless strong enough now. The piece is ve ...click for details


Antique Fragmentary Theater Mask, China, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1800   item# 996560 (stock# 1-0622)

Antique Fragmentary Theater Mask, China, 18th C.
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1500 

Beautiful and unusual though fragmentary traditional theater mask, with strong features showing a fierce expression. Black lacquered wood. China, 18th century or earlier. Height: 9 1/2" (24 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Numerous old accidents with old local restorations, otherwise good condition.


Nuo Theater Mask, China, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR   item# 963231 (stock# 1-0602)

Nuo Theater Mask, China, Early 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1500 

Nuo theater mask representing the smiling Tudigong, the god of the soil and of cereals in ancient Chinese mythology, wearing a formal cap. Wood, with traces of lacquer, fine dark patina. China, early 19th century, maybe older. Height: 11 1/4" (28,5 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old local restorations from top to bottom, otherwise good condition.


Antique Mask of the Nuo Theater, China

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 936928 (stock# 1-0592)

Antique Mask of the Nuo Theater, China
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Face mask representing the smiling Tudi, or Tudigong, the God of the soil and of cereals, a main character in the traditional esoteric Nuo theater in China. Wood, with numerous layers of polychrome pigments. Holes were pierced through under the nose and around the chin to allow the insertion of small wood pegs to affix animal hair representing the moustache and beard, now partly gone. China, early 19th century, probably even earlier. Height: 10" (25 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a cust ...click for details


Rare Theater Mask of Kuan Yin, China, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1800   item# 601393 (stock# 1-0383)

Rare Theater Mask of Kuan Yin, China, 18th C.
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 700 

Mask representing the face of Kuan Yin, a Buddhist deity (originally Bodhisattava Avalokiteshvara), wearing a crown on which a stylized representation of Amithaba Buddha, sitting cross-legged in meditation posture, is incised at the center front and framed by an incised floral design. The face of the mask has a severe expression, its eyes are pierced through, its ears are large. Wood, with traces of its original coloring in the recesses. China, 18th century. Height: 11" (27,5 cm). The mask ...click for details


Old "Nuo" Theater Mask, China, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 596144 (stock# 1-0375)

Old "Nuo" Theater Mask, China, Early 19th C.
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Face mask representing the face of Tudi, or Tudigong, the God of the Soil and of Cereals. Wood, with superimposed layers of polychrome pigments. Strands of animal hair (several are missing) were affixed into tiny holes under the cheeks and the chin, to suggest a moustache and a beard. China, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 9 1/2" (24 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of use and great age, old restoration alongside the right side and inside, otherwis ...click for details


Antique "Nuo" Theater Mask, China, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1800   item# 586906 (stock# 1-0347)

Antique "Nuo" Theater Mask, China, 18th C.
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Mask of a lady, wearing a formal cap, with a serene face. Wood, with remnants of superimposed pigments, fine patina. China, 18h century. Height: 9" (23 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of use and age, very good condition. NOTE: although the characteristics are not entirely clear, this mask probably represents Xianfeng Xiaojie, (or "Miss Avant-Garde"), a sort of Chinese Joan of Arc, who in ancient times liberated her region from thugs.

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