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Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask

$4,750

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This a well-preserved lion mask that dates to the 18th century (possibly earlier). Lion masks were used in the traditional Gion Matsuri festival lion dances. The articulated mask with open jaw retains its original ears and tongue and removable Buddhist knob. The lion does not seem to have any restorations.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)Depth: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1700
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The mask is in remarkably good condition considering its many years of use. Signs of use and wear are to be considered desirable.
  • Seller Location
    Pasadena, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: mjhdesignarts.1stDibs: LU2519321892292

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Pasadena, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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