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Himalayan Art Online / MASQUE DE BHAIRAVA EN ALLIAGE DE CUIVRE REPOUSSE NEPAL, XVIII/XIXE SIECLE

Lot 13
MASQUE DE BHAIRAVA EN ALLIAGE DE CUIVRE REPOUSSE
NEPAL, XVIII/XIXE SIECLE
1 – 10 June 2021, 12:00 CEST
Paris

Sold for €2,167.50 inc. premium

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MASQUE DE BHAIRAVA EN ALLIAGE DE CUIVRE REPOUSSE

NEPAL, XVIII/XIXE SIECLE
Himalayan Art Resources item no.4436
23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.) high

Footnotes

A COPPER ALLOY REPOUSSÉ MASK OF BHAIRAVA
NEPAL, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Bhairava masks are the draw of the most anticipated annual festival of the Kathmandu Valley, the Indrajatra in September. During it, alcohol is poured through the mouth of these masks onto the Indrajata's celebrants as blessings from the deity. Related examples were sold at Bonhams, New York, 19 March 2012, lot 1094; and 19 March 2018, lot 3040.

Provenance
Private European Collection assembled in the 1960s and 1970s

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