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Molded mask, guardian deity, Japan, 20th century
$ 155

Mask made of plaster-like material covered with a brown and black lacquer, details in vibrant red. The face belongs to a Buddhist deity who guards off evil and ignorance, such as Fudo Myoo. Japan, first half 20th century.
H 13.4 inches (33.6 cm).
Some chips in the lacquer, showing the underlying plaster, two tips of hair tugs broken off, good condition.


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