A FINE GIGAKU MASK

Japan, Cf: " Japanese kult masken" , Heinz Lucas, 1965, plate 35, page 83

Ex collection Reindert van Lier, ex Meulendijk Rotterdam, ex Loed van Bussel, ex Philip Goldman, London. Ca 1900, wood, 40 cm

Gigaku mask, stylised wooden mask worn by participants in Gigaku, a type of Japanese dance drama. Gigaku masks are the first known masks used in Japan and among the world's oldest extant masks.

Price on request.