Rare Antique Japanese Demon Mask, Edo Period

$3,420.00

Description:

An antique Japanese comic demon mask, Edo Period (1603 - 1868) c. 19th Century. This rare Buaku Kyogen mask was used in short, humorous skits within the Noh Dramas. The mask is layered in colored oyster shell lacquer called gofun, with hair painted in ink on top. The face is brilliantly carved with heavily knit brows, dramatic deep eye sockets, and a wide grimace. In good condition with some loss of paint.
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SKU

7236

Condition

Good

Dimensions

Measurements: 8.5" L x 6.5" W

Dealer

G228

Material

Wood

Style

Edo Period

Date of Manufacture

1603-1868

Place of Origin

Japan

Period

19th Century

Color

Red

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