Monpa Mask, India

Old Man Mask, Apa, the Father
Monpa people, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Wood, pigment
Late 19th/early 20th Century
Provenance: Honeychurch Antiques Ltd. Hong Kong
Ex Collection Joseph T. Josephson, former Assistant Director of Pace Primitive, New York
10.5″H x 6.5″W

This mask most likely portrays the character Apa, a character in Alchi Lhamo plays known to be the father of two sons to whom he offers lessons in morality and ethics.


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