India & Himalayas

Hanuman the monkey god

important Hindu character
important Hindu character

Q:  Any and all masks that I find “speak” to me. It does not matter if they are collectible, tourist or decorative. My collection reflects very eclectic tastes. I would appreciate any information on this mask. It is carved out of very light wood, well painted and even has a little gold leaf still visible.  Mickey, 849

A:  This is an artistic representation of Hanuman, the monkey god of Hindu tradition. The highly detailed decoration is not a motif we see very often, so I’m not sure whether it is from India, Indonesia or someplace else. I do like the way it looks, so perhaps we share the same eclectic tastes.

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