Japanese "Nô" or "Kyogen" mask

Japanese "Nô" or "Kyogen" mask

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Painted lacquered wooden Nô or Kyogen mask, probably representing an old man or a spirit.

The No is considered the most complete form of Japanese theater. This dramatic art derives from older traditions of religious dances and pantomimes presented in temples.

  • Region: Japan            

  • Ethnic group:  /          

  • Material:  wood, lacquer     

  • Dimensions: H:20,5cm W:17cm     

  • Provenance: Belgian Collection

  • Age estimate: circa 1890 or earlier

  • Condition: Good, traces of wear due to age and use.

  • Not Mounted ,a custom made base can be ordered on request.