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"Nuo" Theater Mask of Judge Bao, 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1267227

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Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater representing the character of Bao Gong, or Judge Bao, also named "King of Inferno" because he also goes down to visit the Inferno to inquire about the souls. The mask was carved on wood on which lacquer and polychrome pigments were painted. China, mid-19th century. Height: 12 1/4" (30,5 cm). Old insect damage (no more danger), otherwise good condition.