18K Yellow Gold And Black White Enamel Theatre Mask Chinese Ring By Bernardo
Depicting as a ‘Nuo’ mask, with a broad and friendly smiling face. Black and white enamel in 18kt yellow gold. Size: 7 Weight: 18.85gr. Hardly any masks appear in China’s old ‘high culture’. The performers in the renowned Peking opera are mainly made-up, and hardly wear masks. This is completely different with the minorities in the south of China, with the Miao, Dong, Yao, Maonan etc. Perhaps as a result of earlier Shamanism and its rites to ward off evil spirits, in the areas occupied by the aforementioned groups a rich and varied reservoir of masks has survived since the Han and Tang periods. For the same reason, the popular ‘Nuo theatre’, also known as ‘Nuo opera’, of those tribes in southern China is familiar with a large number of mask types. The present mask black and white enamel belong to this southern Chinese ‘Nuo theater’.
Price: € 3.500
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