Citipati mask “Lord of the funeral pyre”. Monpa. Border Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan.
The skull mask of Citipati is a reminder of the impermanence of life and the eternal cycle of life and death.
Citipati is a protector of Tibetan Buddhism and his mask is used in traditional Cham Dance Rituals.
Early 20th century, ex. Gallerie le Toit du Monde. Paris. Ex collection Jaco Meijer, Maastricht.
22cm. Please ask for price.