Project Description

Boxwood Mask Netsuke Okame, by Hara Shumin (died circa 1875)

Carved from a single piece of wood, extensively excavated to create the integral bar across the back. ​The larger himotoshi is heart-shaped and ringed in bone
Signed: Shumin. Late 19th Century
4.2 cm high

Provenance: Peter E. Müller, Küsnacht

Max Rutherston, “Japanese Masks, Peter E. Müller”, privately printed, 2017, no. 125