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A NOH MASK OF OTOBIDE (HORNLESS DEMON)
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Wood, gesso, pigments and gilt metal. Japan, Edo period, 17th – 18th century

Carved in wood and painted in golden pigment over gesso with features highlighted in black and red ink. Gilt-metal eyes and impressed seal signature on the reverse The mask with protruding, large eyes usually represents the god of thunder, the god of heaven, protector of Buddhism, or a ghost. The prominent, flattened nose and big ears further emphasize the mask’s imposing character, the mouth opens wide to show both the upper and lower teeth.

Condition: General age-related wear, requires small amounts of restoration to chipped lacquer -otherwise in wellpreserved, complete condition
Provenance: From an important Austrian private collection, acquired before 1930

A strikingly similar mask was sold at Christie’s on September 14th 2011, lot 663.

HEIGHT 20 CM
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A NOH MASK OF OTOBIDE (HORNLESS DEMON)

Estimate €500 - €1,000
Jun 02, 2018
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Starting Price €500
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0084: A NOH MASK OF OTOBIDE (HORNLESS DEMON)

Sold for €600
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Est. €500 - €1,000Starting Price €500
Fine Japanese Art
Jun 02, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0084 Details

Description
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Wood, gesso, pigments and gilt metal. Japan, Edo period, 17th – 18th century

Carved in wood and painted in golden pigment over gesso with features highlighted in black and red ink. Gilt-metal eyes and impressed seal signature on the reverse The mask with protruding, large eyes usually represents the god of thunder, the god of heaven, protector of Buddhism, or a ghost. The prominent, flattened nose and big ears further emphasize the mask’s imposing character, the mouth opens wide to show both the upper and lower teeth.

Condition: General age-related wear, requires small amounts of restoration to chipped lacquer -otherwise in wellpreserved, complete condition
Provenance: From an important Austrian private collection, acquired before 1930

A strikingly similar mask was sold at Christie’s on September 14th 2011, lot 663.

HEIGHT 20 CM

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