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Japanese Wood Netsuke of Hannya

Japanese Wood Netsuke of Hannya


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1322730

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Hannya, one of the most notorious yet beloved characters in Noh theater and netsuke, is the subject of this fine mask carved out of smoothly-grained wood, its features wildly grimacing. Boldly-carved, the mask emphasizes her ubiquitous fangs, horns, prominent nose and cheekbones. On the reverse, strategically placed himotoshi are positioned alongside the noted Deme Uman signature. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 2” 18th Century, Japan