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Lively, Striking Pair of 19th Cty Japanese Living Masks

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 631868

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Pair of 19th Century Japanese lacquer miniature composition masks representing living ("Iki" living figures) expressive faces, with ivory teeth, glass eyes and human hair. They have an arresting presence and are a great study of portraiture, representing fine Japanese craftsmanship. 5 inches (12.5cm) x 4.25 inches (11cm) wide (each). From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.