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Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask

$5,500

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A rare Edo period (17th century-18th century) Japanese lion mask for the Gion Festival. This mask was part of a two-man costume, with one man holding the mask and the other at the back covered with fabric to perform the traditional Lion Dance. An important and rare find for a serious Mingei collector.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    17th-18th Century
  • Condition
    Repaired: Minor losses of original paint on the nose area were restored. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: G228 - 111819 - 01181stDibs: LU88939613191

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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