Massive hand carved wooden mask Yamantaka Tibetan Wrathful Deity Mask. Contemporary paint could be stripped and repainted or displayed as is. Impressive in stature to say the least!
37 x 24 x 18 inches solid wood
In Buddhism, fierce deities or wrathful deities are the fierce, wrathful or forceful forms of enlightened Buddhas, Bodhisattvas or Devas (divine beings). Because of their power to destroy the obstacles to enlightenment, they are also termed krodha-vighnantaka, “fierce destroyers of obstacles”