WOOD, HEIGHT 56CM
This kind of very special head dress mask was traditionally made and presented at the birth of every new royal son. The wood is of a light patina, which has softened with age, but still in excellent condition, except for a small part of the nose which is slightly chipped off and a tiny part of the left ear lobe. Every detail is superbly executed. Looking at the mask from all angles, front, back, and sides, every aspect is masterfully crafted and proportioned. This is definitely one of my favourite pieces.