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Chinese Polychrome Nuo Mask

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
59
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Chinese Polychrome Nuo Mask, Sichuan Province, southwestern China, late 19th century, Nuo theater ritual, hollowed out form, exaggerated features, wide open mouth with teeth, pierced eyes, wearing a black decorated hat, ht. 12 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Joe Loux Tribal Art, San Francisco, California.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Cambridge, China, Chinese culture, Chinese opera, Culture, Loux, Mask, Nuo opera

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