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A Japanese bronze okimono

A Japanese bronze okimono


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1455578

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A Japanese bronze okimono depicting the theatre dancer Gagaku who plays the legendary Chinese prince Ranryo-o waving the bachi, the stick he holds with his left hand during the theatrical scene. Ranryo-o (in Chinese, Lanling) was a legendary Chinese prince considered one of the four most handsome men in Chinese history who wore a scary mask to hide his face while leading his troops into battle. The dance created by his followers in honor of their courageous commander was later introduced to Japan where it was performed as a court play known in Japan as Gagaku. Meiji period late 19th century Sizes: 20 x 19 x 11 cm. Condition report: Good condition