India & Himalayas

Citipati (Ging) Mask From Tibet

I believe this is an older Ging mask per the following information I found on the net.  “In the Himalayan Buddhist Cham dances 3 different levels of skull masks & skeleton costumes are used. The lowest level of skeleton dancers are the Ging, boy monks who dance in a basic costume and skull mask. They play a semi-comical character and have no skull diadem and no ear decorations– no adornments of any kind. This can be considered the entry-level of skeleton dancers.”  Dan, 1498

A:  Dan is a very serious collector and I am pleased he is sharing this with us. Study it carefully. This is authentic, old and used in culture mask that is worthy of a museum.

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