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Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 191

Yao and Nepalese Masks

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Two shaman masks: one of carved wood originating with the Yao people of China and Vietnam (measuring approximately 12" high, 6" wide and 5" deep), the other a metal piece believed to be Nepalese in origin (measuring approximately 9 1/2" high, 8" wide and 2" deep). The Yao mask has quite a bit of surface wear and a second set of holes has been drilled into the sides to affix a new, replacement strap for wear. The Nepalese mask exhibits wear and patina conistent with age in addition to several instances of scratches. Keywords: vintage, Nepal, Himalayas, Himalayan, Asia, Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese, culture, ceremonial, folk, theatrical, Shaman