Japanese netsuke in the form of an Hannya mask

Japanese netsuke in the form of an Hannya mask

SKU: F276
$800.00Price

 

Japanese netsuke in the form of an Hannya mask

 

Origin: Japan

 

Material: Boxwood (Buxus sp.)

 

Maker: not signed

 

Age: 19th century

 

Condition: Excellent with a lovely patina

 

Comments:

  • A netsuke is a toggle used at one end of the cord which is hung over the obi (waistband). The other end of the cord has an inro (a small tiered storage container for medicine, money, etc) and the netsuke serves to stop the cord and the inro from slipping through the obi.
  • The Hannya mask is used in Japanese theatre (such as Noh and Kyogen) to represent women who have become demons as a result of their obsession and jealousy.

 

Stock no: F276

 

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