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Japanese wooden lion or shishi mask, folkart, 19th c.
Simple wooden mask of shishi, or lion, with movable ears and jaw. The ears and eyebrows painted black. Behind the ears a row of small holes for the formerly implanted hairs. Mingei. All light wood, wooden joints. Japan, 19th century.
H 6 ; D 9 inches.
Nice patina, minor traces of usage: small chip at one of ears, short and unimportant crack in skull. All in all good condition.


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