side-decoration of a dance-mask (cham bak)
painted textile and bamboo
Tibet or Bhutan, early 20th cent.
size: 43 x 83 cm.
one of a pair (quite rare!)
This kind of side-decoations are sometimes used with the Citipati-masks; rarely also for other Dharmapala-masks.
the illustration is from a very obscure Chinese booklet:
Ye Xingsheng, Mask Art of Tibet, Chongqing, 1990.