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