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Japanese "Harvest Masks," Nomen, Earthenware

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Japanese "Harvest Masks," Nomen, Earthenware
An EARTHENWARE PAIR of Japanese "Nomen" or Harvest Masks, worn after the rice harvest was collected to celebrate the bounty at a festival! Modeled similarly with bulging eyes, furrowed brows and flaring nostrils, the parinated surfaces simulating bronze. Very unusual. Circa: 19th Century. Length if 8..25" x about 6" wide or 21 cms x 15 cms. Purchased from Christies, see "Asian Works of Art," catalogue, LA, 5 October 2000, Lot # 72 page 27.

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