Taisho Period Noh Mask For Sale
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Taisho Period Noh Mask

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A decorative antique lacquered gilt and painted papier mache' Noh mask made in Japan early in the 20th Century. Performers would wear these masks while participating in traditional Japanese entertainment that bares some slight similarity to western opera. This came from the collection of a noted California artist and was highly regarded by him. I believe the character depicted is meant to represent a foreigner. The custom steel stand is later. The mask is slightly over life size.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
    Gilt,Lacquer,Canvas,Papier Mâché
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 15.5 in. x W 8 in. x D 6.5 in.H 39.37 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 16.51 cm
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU7904754671
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