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

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1800: Item # 1402364

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Intricately carved mask for the Nuo esoteric theater, representing the legendary character of Bao Gong, or Judge Bao, wearing a formal hat, his face in relief with a fierce expression, with bulging eyes, open mouth revealing fangs, and a stylised beard. Wood, with traces of the original polychrome colouring. China, 18th century. Height: 29.6 cm. Very good condition despite signs of old insect infestation (no danger).