YEAR PRINTED: 2001
VALUE: 120 tugrik
This stamp forms part of a set of seven issued by Mongolia in 2001 to celebrate the traditional Tsam Hindo-Buddhist masked dance. This is the third set of Mongolian stamps featuring Tsam masks, the others being issued in 1984 and 1991. This stamp depicts Mangus, the grey old man and one of the local lords. This enigmatic character undoubtedly predates the Hindo-Buddhist conversion of Mongolia and represents a fierce shamanic character.