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Rare Edo Period Kyogen Theater Comic Mask

Rare Edo Period Kyogen Theater Comic Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 1132140

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Rare and wonderful Kyogen Theater mask dating from the Edo period, the golden age of Noh Drama. Kyogen are short, humorous skits performed between Noh acts to lighten the mood. He has gold eyes with a rich red lacquer finish. Red represents both drunkenness and healing. The large nose gives a striking sense of comic drama. This fine mask is brilliantly carved, accentuating the depth of the mask, and adding a sense of comic theater. 8.25 by 6.5 inches, 21 x 16.5 cm.