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Edo Period Japanese Comic Demon Buaku Kyogen Mask

$3,420

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A rare Japanese comic demon Buaku Kyogen mask dating from the Edo Period, the golden age of Noh Drama. The Buaku mask is a Kyogen version of the Noh Beshimi. Kyogen were short, humorous skits performed between Noh acts to lighten the mood. The heavily knit brows and wide leering grimace are wonderful characteristics of this mask. It is covered in layered colored gofun (oyster shell lacquer) with hair painted with thin lines of ink over the top. It is brilliantly carved accentuating the depth of his eye sockets, and adding a sense of drama. Good condition with age appropriate wear. Some loss of paint.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Diameter: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1603-1868
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: G2281stDibs: 14061188934055

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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