East Asia

Asian mask for decor or memories

aaaMystrySolvd-833Q: This mask was purchased from the estate of the daughter of a mask collector. It has his sticker. I was mot able to get his collection ledger. An African art dealer said it was not African. It is of ebony or a Dalbergia (Central American). I have never found anything that resembles it in my search. It has worn white chin whiskers. It was probably collected in the 1950’s. Kenneth, 833

A: Handsome tourist mask have been made in China and the Himalayas since the 19th century. This certainly has a nice Oriental look to it. Use it as wall decor, but I wouldn’t think of it as an authentic or particularly collectible mask. C

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