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19th Century Japanese Okame, Goddess of Mirth Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 631869

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Late Edo Period (1850 - 1868) Japanese signed Noh theater Mask of Okame, the Goddess of Mirth, a very popular image in Japanese culture. A beautiful example of the type of mask done by a master carver, using Cypress wood (Hinoki) and many layers of Gofun, crushed oyster shell lacquer. A very charming and well rendered image. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.