Noh mask - Wood, Straw - Okina 翁 - With craftsman seal - Japan - First half 20th century

Description
Noh mask - Wood, Straw - Okina 翁 - With craftsman seal - Japan - First half 20th century
Good condition, see description - 8.5×22×17 cm

Noh mask - Wood, Straw - Okina 翁 - With craftsman seal - Japan - First half 20th century

I offer a polychrome wooden Noh theatre mask of Okina (old man) - Japan

This mask is made of wood and straw for eyebrows and beard. The seal of the craftsman is present although some of the red ink almost faded away with time.

In good conditions some scratches on the edges.

Period first half 20th century

Size is around 22x17x8.5cm (40cm with the beard)

Noh theatre, derived from the word for "skill" or "talent", is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. There are approximately 450 different masks mostly based on sixty types, all of which have distinctive names.

The Okina’s mask originated from sarugaku, the predecessor of noh, in the latter part of the Heian period. This is the oldest type of noh mask.

Will be sent with tracked postage.

Lot details
Object
Noh mask
Material
Straw, Wood
Period
First half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Okina 翁 - With craftsman seal
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
8.5×22×17 cm
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