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Antique Japanese Kyogen Mask of Nio Guardian King from the Edo Period

Description:

A rare Kyogen theater wood mask from the Japanese Edo Period, depicting a Nio Guardian King, 19th century, brilliantly carved and layered in oyster shell lacquer. During the Golden Age of Not Drama, Kyogen skits were performed between acts. The Rio Guardian King is a mythical figure said to act as bodyguards for the Buddha. In good antique condition with wear and loss to paint and wood.
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SKU

7286

Condition

Fair

Dimensions

9" L x 7" W

Dealer

G228

Material

Wood

Style

Edo Period

Date of Manufacture

1603-1868

Place of Origin

Japan

Period

19th Century

Color

Tan

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