480 South Fairs Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 United States 714.401.0556
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$ 4,750

Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask

Origin Japan
Period 18th Century
Materials carved wood
W. 6.5 in; H. 6 in; D. 7.5 in;
W. 16.51 cm; H. 15.24 cm; D. 19.05 cm;
Condition Good. Overall very good condition, retaining original elements.
Creation Date c. 1780-1800
Description This a well-preserved lion mask that dates to the 18th century (possibly earlier). Lion masks were used in the traditional Gion Matsuri festival lion dances. The articulated mask with open jaw retains its original ears and tongue and removable Buddhist knob. The lion does not seem to have any restorations.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Other, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number mjhdesignarts.11.10.20
Incollect Reference Number 428259
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