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Masks and Headgear

Stunning Bakuba Mask. Kuba. Carved Wood. D.R. Congo. Africa.

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    The Kuba Kingdom was a conglomerate of several smaller Bushongo-speaking principalities as well as the Kete, Coofa, Mbeengi and the Twa Pygmies. The original Kuba migrated during the 16th century from the north. Nineteen different ethnic groups are included in the kingdom, which still exists… Continue reading

Tortured Pocket Ceramic Mask. Raku. Japan

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    Handcrafted mask of a tortured face. Raku process which involves hand-shaping of rather porous material. It is low fired with lead glazes . . . and removed from the kiln and allowed to cool in the open air.   Such Japanese pottery is traditionally used to… Continue reading

Hand Carved Tantric Wooden Masan Mask. Wood. Nepal

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    “Kālacakra” – very complex teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism – was brought to Tibet in the 5th Century B.C. from India. Two Nepalese scholars (Padmasri and Jnanavajra) developed these teachings and practices to Tibet as an interpretation of Mafijuirzha’masan‘zgzti (or Masan).… Continue reading

Abstract Representation of Akhenaten. Egyptian Mask / Plaque.

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    Made of casting stone, this COOL mask is meant to hang on the wall and admire.   Really unusual but way cool.

Vintage Prince Mask. Head. Wood with pigment & gilt. Hand Carved. Bali. Indonesia.

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    Unique and One-Of-A-Kind! Nowhere else!   An excellent decor piece with stylized facial features and worn pigment & gilt . . . with age. Most likely from the 1940s.   Authentic and a great conversation piece. Stand not included.

Hand Carved. Mask of Prince. Bali. Indonesia.

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    A weathered and well worn mask from Bali. Lots of character. Some “out of sight” repair has been made to the back of the head. And, there is a chip from the tongue. Lots of pigment left on the face. A forceful and imposing mask!!!!

Old Passport Mask. Lega People. Warega. Bwami Society. DRC. Congo. Africa

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    The Lega people originated in what is today Uganda, and started to migrate from there to their present location in the middle and upper Elila valley and upper Ulindi River Valley of the DRC or Congo in the 16th century. They were fierce warriors, conquering the people whose… Continue reading

Mask of Venice. Gabriella Veronese. Décor. Wall Art. Cast and Hand Painted.

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    Scale model of a Venetian-styled ornamental mask. Cast in resin and hand painted with tons of embellishments.   Recent and unused. Stunning colors and design!

Raku Mask. Original Artist. Oregon USA

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    Raku is a pottery technique that has its origins in 16th century Japan. It might have been developed by Korean potters (under Japanese rule). The raku technique, like other pottery techniques such as salt glazing and pit firing, primarily revolves around it’s firing process. Traditional raku and our… Continue reading

Antique Mask. China.

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    From the mid- 1900s, this mask is hand carved and from an antique dealer in Los Angeles.   Very good workmanship. Stand is not included.
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