Japanese Carved and Painted Theatrical Mask Over One-Hundred Years Old
Japanese Carved and Painted Theatrical Okina Mask, Over One-Hundred Years Old.
Gigaku masks, unlike the later bugaku masks, covered the entire head and had no movable parts. They were usually carved by Buddhist sculptors, and they exemplify the style and technique of contemporary Buddhist sculptor. The carving of gigaku masks reached its highest point during the Nara period (710–784) but was no longer practised by the middle of the Heian period (c. 990), when it was superseded by the bugaku mask.
Item Code - WOO6E197HAE
Width: 6 1/4" Height: 9 1/4" Depth: 3 1/2" Weight: 379 kg
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