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Mask, Atsara
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The mask is an interesting historical testimony to the dance traditions of Lamaism and the artistic representation of religious figures associated with Lamaism. It is known that Lamaistic dances were performed in the Lama Temple in Peking until the 1930s. This mask, Atsara, is of a clown who does entertaining dances. A special dance has four to eight Atsaras and is danced twice a year, either in the summer at the end of the rainy season or in the winter at New Year.

History of the Object
This mask, together with two others, were bought from the Lama Temple of Yonhegong in Peking by the Swede, Thorild Wulff in 1914. (The other two depict a lama and the ruler of the place where the dead are cremated.) The mask was acquired in 1943 by the Swedish actor and collector Benkt-Åke Benktsson. In 1957 his entire mask collection was purchased by Kulturen. It is now shown in the exhibition, China - In the middle of the World at Kulturen in Lund.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Papier-maché 
Measurements
Height 40 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th century; late 19th Century 
Function
Dance mask for a Lamaistic ceremony 
Acquisition
Bought in 1957 from the widow of the actor and collector Benkt-Åke Benktsson, Helsingborg 
Copyright
Kulturen in Lund (photo Viveca Ohlsson) 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Kulturen in Lund 
Museum
The Museum of Cultural History, Lund 
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