Lot 3277

A Tibetan dance mask in the form of a Garuda, 20th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


The mask made of several pieces in finely hammered copper foil, partially gilt, partially painted in colour. The face of the god Vishnu's mount with a long, hooked beak, expressive eyes and the third eye chakra on the forehead, surmounted by three skulls. Height 46 cm.
Along with the Snow Lion, the Dragon and the Tiger, the Garuda is one of the four dignities or symbolic animals of the four directions. Tibetan prayer flags frequently show the animals, one in each corner, with a wind horse in the middle.

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General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.