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Boxwood Mask Netsuke of Oni

Boxwood Mask Netsuke of Oni

Project Description

Boxwood mask netsuke of Oni

With Okame carved on the reverse, an allusion to the new year cleansing ritual oni-yarai setsubun

Unsigned. Early 19th century

4.5cm high

Provenance:

Peter E. Müller, Küsnacht

Literature:

Max Rutherston, “Japanese Masks, Peter E. Müller”, privately printed, 2017, no. 137.

MR2378

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