Japanese Edo Noh Mask of Obeshimi

14500 USD
$14,500.00

Description:

Japanese Edo period carved, lacquered and gilt cypress wood Noh mask of Obeshimi. Made in the circa late 17th century, this extremely rare piece represents the oldest form of beshimi masks, characteristically where the mouth is firmly clenched and metallic gold eyes appear to pop out of the face. The first masks of this type were created by the 13th century carver Shakazuru Yoshinari. With old kanji inscription tag on the back. In remarkable antique condition with age-appropriate wear and use.
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SKU

115393

Condition

Good

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm) Width: 7 in. (17.78 cm) Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)

Dealer

G228

Material

Cypress

Style

Edo Period

Place of Origin

Japan

Period

17th Century

Color

Multi

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