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Wooden mask, old hag, Datsueba, Japan, Meiji era

Wooden mask, old hag, Datsueba, Japan, Meiji era


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1322596

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Wooden mask imaging the old hag Datsueba with an emaciated face, high cheekbones, long eyebrows and a sagging mouth in which teeth are missing. Beautiful caricature, very rare subject matter. The mask has light traces ofo usage on the inside and was probably used in a country side theater situation. Japan, probably Meiji era.

H 9 ½ x W 7 ¼ inches.

Good patina with traces of touching / rubbing on the nose, cheeks and chin. Few small chips, almost invisible due to patina of time, small repair on back in the mouth corner.