A mask of Indra as a harvest god, Nepal, 16th-17th c.

Source: http://asianart.com/bluelotus/image09.html
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"Wooden Mask of Indra. Kathmandu Valley. 16th-17th century. Wood with traces of polychromy. Height: 9.5". This sensitive rendering of Indra, characterized by a distinctive crown and horizontal third eye, is a rare surviving example of ritual masks displayed during the festival of Indra at the end of the fall harvest season in the Kathmandu Valley."

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