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

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1253197

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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.