Here we are offering a rare antique PADMASAMBHAVA or Guru Rinpoche Mask. Padmasambhava was a 8th Century Enlightened Mystic credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet. Although there was a historical Padmasambhava, nothing is known of him apart from helping the construction of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet at Samye, at the behest of Trisong Detsen. A number of legends have grown around Padmasambhava’s life and deeds, and he is widely venerated as a ‘second Buddha’ across Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Himalayan states of India. The mask appears quite old, but actual age is unknown.Size measures about 19″ to the top, 15″ ear to ear, and about 6″ deep. This is a fantastic original mask. Quite a rare and distinctive collectable.