|Q: This mask has just been restored. It had suffered serious damage in storage. I would be interested to know its origin and its age. The conservator believes it is probably 17/18th century from Thailand, repainted red in the 19th century to bring it “up to date” with the craze for Indian artifacts at that time. John, 1478
A: The restoration expert did a good job and could be right about age and location. Please tell me who she/he is. Occasionally I’m asked for a recommendation.
The mask is Hindu, but I can’t name the character or god. Also, it may be from India or Nepal… and the age is more likely early 20th century. I hope someone will help us correctly identify this beautiful old mask. A