Lhasa mummer in skull mask, close-up, performing in the grounds of the British Mission residency in the Dekyi Lingka. This mask represents the Guardian of the Cemetery figure who appears frequently in Tibetan drama. Although Chapman refers to these masks as being made of papier mache they are more likely to have been carved from hardwood. Chapman also refers to the mummers as being very poor and this is possibly evidenced from the small portion of dress visible in this image
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