* Bugaku mask in cypress wood. Mouth open... - Lot 172 - Nicolas Nouvelet Commissaire-priseur

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* Bugaku mask in cypress wood. Mouth open... - Lot 172 - Nicolas Nouvelet Commissaire-priseur
* Bugaku mask in cypress wood. Mouth open in great laughter, blinking eyes marked by a thin, very curved slit giving it a hilarious expression, teeth showing, prominent nose and parabolic wrinkles on the forehead and top of the skull, it is covered in red-tinted gofun and depicts the character Kotokuraku. Inside, a red lacquer inscription 舞楽面正倉院写 , Bugaku mask Inspired by Shosoin. Japan, 19th century H. 25.5 cm - L. 18 cm (many missing parts in the gofun)
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