The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Meiji p. Japanese Mountain God Mask wi/ Glass Eyes

Meiji p. Japanese Mountain God Mask wi/ Glass Eyes

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1482447

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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The powerful gaze of a Kami (god) glares down over an archaic smile, giving nothing away, the eyes glittering with gold. This is a 19th century carved wood mask created in the life-like Iki-ningyo style covered in gofun and pigment complete with inlayed glass eyes and animal hair. It is 24 x 20 x 10 cm (9-1/2 x 8 x 4 inches) and is in overall fine condition, with minor losses to the pigments and hair typical of age.