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Important "Nuo" Mask of General Guanyu, China, Early 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1413449

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Ancient mask of the traditional esoteric "Nuo" theater, representing the character of General Guanyu, wearing his helmet. Wood, with multiple superimposed polychrome pigments, meant to enhance the mask features, of which part is painted on paper glued to the mask. China, early 19th C. Height: 33 cm. The mask is mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.