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Very Rare Early 17th Century Japanese Lion Mask

Very Rare Early 17th Century Japanese Lion Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1700: Item # 631859

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Very Rare Early Edo Period (early 17th Century) Japanese Lion Mask for the Gion Festival. It would have been part of a two man costume, one man holding the mask and the other at the back covered by fabric to perform the traditional Lion Dance. To find this mask from such an early period is really quite an important find for the serious mingei collector. 12 inches (30.5 cm)h x 10.5 inches (27 cm)w x 11 inches (28 cm)d. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.