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Mask of Hannya, lacquered wood, Japan, 19th century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 563560

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Expressive mask of Hannya, the demon-woman, with wide open mouth and tongue coming out between the fangs. Wood, lacquered in black and strong red. The eyeballs in gold. Paper label on back. Four holes for string, as is usual for this type. Japan, 19th century.
Height approx. 11 in. (28 cm), width 6 ¼ in. (16 cm), depth 6 in. (15 cm).
Lower jaw restored.