1399 Himalayan Buddhist Monk's Mask for Royal Ceremonies - Zhang Bak

 

The Zhang Bak made with great detail in metal

is worn by monks specifically for royal ceremonies.

The third eye depicting inner wisdom is seen above the nose on this mask.

The back has two metal loops used to fasten the mask over the face.

Hardly seen and rarely available for acquisition

May have been recently polished.

Estimated to be from the 1970s or earlier - may have been re-varnished time and again.


 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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