By Genmon, signed Genmon 源 門 to 刀
Japan, 19th century
Published: International Netsuke Society Journal (Spring 2020), Vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 38-39.
Depicting Hannya, with horns emerging from her hair parted in the center, the large bulging ovoid eyes with incised pupils, the mouth wide open showing the gigantic tongue, an upper row of teeth, and two sharp fangs below, the bridge with a single himotoshi and the signature GENMON to (carved). The mask was likely intended for a sumo wrestler.
HEIGHT 13.5 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor wear, small nicks, light scratches.
Provenance: European collection P. Jacquesson, acquired from Robert Fleischel on 11 October 2004.
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