YEAR PRINTED: 1976
VALUE: 20 chetrum
This stamp is one of a set of seven Hindu-Buddhist mask stamps issued by Bhutan in 1976. These unusual stamps display a holographic image of the masks on a colorful background. This stamp depicts Citipati, the Tibetan Lord of the Graveyard, who represents one of a male-female pair of ascetics killed while meditating near a graveyard and who punish thieves and other criminals who stray too near cemeteries.