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Old African Dance Mask Dan, Ivory Coast Africa

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Detail:  This is a typical Dan mask except for one feature:  the wood is smooth but not polished.  These masks are known for their normal (idealized) human face carvings.  This mask does not have any noticeable scarification.   Circa mid-1900’s.  In very good condition.… Continue reading

Chhepu, Shrine Protector Mask, Nepal

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Chhepu (Chepu) is the brother of Garuda and is known for his bravery.  He has been given a place at the top of many esotericstuff.com shrines as the “protector” from all dangers.  Nagas (snake like dragons) are his esotericstuff.com food… yuk.  This is carved from a single… Continue reading

Clay or Plaster Chinese Face, China

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Detail: This is a plaster or clay figure. It was shaped and painted / stained. It is from my private collection. I secured it from a collector in Washington D.C. in the late 1990’s. It was produced in the late 1940’s or 1950’s. Most likely one of a kind piece.… Continue reading
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