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Antique Japanese O-Beshimi Fierce Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1241771
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Antique Japanese Noh mask of the O-beshimi fierce deity, or mythical tengu. "Beshimi" means "mouth clamped shut". This mask is hand-carved from kiri wood, and inside you can see the chisel marks left behind by the artist. There are visible traces of white gesso in the crevices of the face, which was used as a filler to cover the wood grain. Edo period, 19th century Size: 9.5" tall, 7" wide