H220xW140mm, China

This is a mask for the Chen He theatre of the Hu Nan district.  In the Ming dynasty, immigrants from Jiang Xi settled in the then barren land along the river of Chen He.  Mixing in the local dialect, the ground theatre and other religious element CHen He theatre was born, because of its history, there are a lot of different branches in the Chen He theatre.  This is a mask for the character Luo Han (Arhat), a Buddhist pupil who has a very high stage of attainment.

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