Project Description

Mask netsuke of Okame by Yamada Hōjitsu (Edo, died 1872)

With coloured lips and hair

Signed: Hōjitsu. Circa 1870

Height: 3.7 cm

Provenance: 

Peter Müller collection

Information: 

A similar netsuke by Hōjitsu is in the Tokyo National Museum, illustrated in H. Arakawa, The Gō Collection of Netsuke,  pp. 76-77, no. 129

Exhibited: 

This or a similar netsuke exhibited, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Netsuke: The Japanese Art of Miniature Carving, 1998, no. 154

Literature:

M. Rutherston, Japanese Masks, Peter E. Müller, 2017, no. 108, illustrated

MR2253