A temple blessed face mask made of Papier Mache and Magic Herbs, hollow and hand-painted, that would have been used in the performance of stories from the sacred Hindu text and letters.
This particular mask would have been worn by dance masters from Thai courts who perform classic Royal Ballets from Hindu mythology, and well versed in the portrayal of these Sadhu devotees. The hollowed head is sensitively rendered with a well contoured face and contemplative expression, beautifully depicted in skin colored pigment, offset by heavy white eyebrows, mustache and beard, vivid bulging eyes, and prominent ears, wearing a topknot atop the head.
The surface has a beautiful aged painted patina, excellent condition with minor abrasions, chips, and missing parts as presented.
Ayutthaya Province of northern Thailand.
Exquisite Condition. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item.
Dimensions:Height: 11.0 inches (27.94cm) No Stand Included.
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