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Antique Japanese Red Tengu Theatre Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1287061
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Antique Japanese theatre mask, skillfully hand-carved into the face of a tengu, or birdlike spirit, characterized by an usually long nose. His face is painted in red lacquer with black facial hair, and gold-lacquered eyes typical of a demon. The insides bears the usual rough chisel markings of a finely hand-carved piece. Meiji/Showa period. Size: 8.25" height, 6" width