Early Qing Dynasty Tao Tie Monster Mask Brocade
Antique Chinese early Qing dynasty polychrome silk and gold wrapped thread brocade depicting a tao tie monster mask (Tibetan: Chibar) worked on a brown ground.
The disembodied face and stubby arms grasping vegetation represents a god of the skies.
Circa 1725 AD
24.8 x 23.6 cm
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