Fanged Mask 31256

Monpa or Sherdukpen, Arunachal Pradesh or Bhutan

Wood, pigment

19th/early 20th Century

9 in/23 cm 

This striking mask is extremely well carved and displays significant age. The image seems to convey the impression of a bat/vampire type creature of the night. This is a fine example of the type of mask found in what was formerly known as the NE Indian Frontier where the borders of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh meet.