Deer Mask

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Deer Mask

In Himalayan Buddhist Cham dances a lot of animal masks are used. One of the most representative of animal masks is the Deer Mask.
It shows the two sides of the deer: on the one hand the innocent victim of a hunter and on the other a dangerous animal and an emanation of powerful spirits.

Deer Mask
Drawing on paper

Copyright: © Carmen Mensink 2015
Status: For sale

Carmen’s drawing was inspired by the incredible Deer Mask from Mongolia, courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art:


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