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Asia Week New York 2022:
Thomas Murray

Miniature Mask of a Wrathful Deity
Tibet or Bhutan
19th / early 20th Century
4 in/10 cm

Ex Mort Golub, Ex Wasim Zaman Collections

Miniature masks of such are very rare and were taken very seriously in the remote Himalayas for their talismanic properties to drive away malevolent spirits.