Citipati Mask 8142
Nepal
Wood, pigment
8 in/20 cm

Tibetan Buddhist teachings prepare one throughout life for death and the Bar do state (the intermediary state between death and rebirth) that follows. It is essential that the soul be able to laugh at the frightening prospect of the hereafter and so, in their wisdom, monks turn dancing skeletons into clowns for comic relief at great masked performances.

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