Lot 318: Darmapala mask - protector of the faith

C. 19th Century
Middle Hills, Gurung or Tamang
H: 12 1/4"
A tribal rendition of the classical Darmapala mask, with raised bosses atop the head, large brow line and aggressive open eyes, the nose once broken off reattached with nails, the mouth powerful and with bared teeth. Old encrusted surface. On a custom base.

Property of a New York private collector

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

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