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Thomas Murray Presents “Masks Then and Now”

Gonpo Buddhist Mask with Skulls, Tibet or Bhutan, papier mache, pigment and gold gilt, 13 in.

Masks Then and Now: Inspiration and Interpretation, Thomas Murray,

Now on view

Thomas Murray, Asiatica-Ethnographica is currently offering an exceptional exhibition of masks from numerous tribal groups throughout Asia, ranging from the Himalayas to Japan to Indonesia, as well as several in the West. These striking images are crafted of a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and papier mache. The exhibition may be viewed on the gallery's website or in person by appointment in Mill Valley, California. The display of masks is accompanied by several informative articles online, such as Transformation Masks and Artistic Metamorphosis (in English and French) and Demons and Deities: Masks of the Himalayas. Also available is Thomas Murray's 2009 book Masks of Fabled Lands.

Topeng Wayang Comic Mask, Java, 19th/very early 20th century, wood, pigment, 9 in.

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