Project Description

Double Sided Boxwood Mask Netsuke of Oni and Okame

With Okame carved on the reverse, an allusion to the new year cleansing ritual oni-yarai setsubun
Unsigned. Early 19th century
4.5 cm high

Provenance: Peter E. Müller, Küsnacht

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