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Nuo Theater Mask, China, Early 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 963231

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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.