Country: IndiaType: MaskName: Bhuta mask representing Maisandaaya or NandigonaMaterial: BronzePeriod: End of 19 th century - Early 20th centuryDatation: C.1900
Important Bhuta Mask representing Maisandaaya or Nandigona. This copper alloy mask belongs to the Bhuta cult, its totemic origin is the bull, a link with Hinduism perhaps established through Nandi and the presence of crescent moon linking it to the white bull "vâhana" of the god Shiva . It is interesting to note that Maisandaaya is a mute spirit that is not received by any oracle during the bhuta kola but venerated in the sthaana (temples).
Height (cms): 52Length (cms): 24.5Depth (cms): 8Provenance: French private collection acquired on auction Validated by AAOARTS J-L Estournel on June 2018Art market: Cornette de saint-cyr paris 11/06/2018Bibliography: Exhibition: "Other Masters of India", From March 30 to July 18, 2010. At Quai Branly Musueum. Notes on Bhuta Ritual Masks by frederic Round
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