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Lot 0036
  • Country: India
  • Type: Mask
  • Name: Bhuta mask representing Maisandaaya or Nandigona
  • Material: Bronze
  • Period: End of 19 th century - Early 20th century
  • Datation: 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): 52
  • Length (cms): 24.5
  • Depth (cms): 8
  • Provenance: French private collection acquired on auction Validated by AAOARTS J-L Estournel on June 2018
  • Art market: Cornette de saint-cyr paris 11/06/2018
  • Bibliography: Exhibition: "Other Masters of India", From March 30 to July 18, 2010. At Quai Branly Musueum. Notes on Bhuta Ritual Masks by frederic Round

    Reserve: $18,000.00

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  • Location: This item ships from Belgium.

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  • Condition

    Good condition See pictures for global status (small missing piece on the tongue, likely restoration of the left horn).

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    Bhuta mask representing Maisandaaya or Nandigona

    Estimate $22,000 - $26,000Jun 30
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