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A Japanese wooden mask, Edo period (1603-1868).

A Japanese wooden mask, Edo period (1603-1868).

A blackened wooden mask with a rounded friendly face, no openings for eyes or mouth. Handle to the back. 17.5 x 14 cm.

Damages. Loss of colour. Chips.

Provenance

Purchased at Nordén auktioner nr 10 6th October 1993 lot no 267, provenance Wilhelm Kåge's (1889-1960) private collection.

More information

Noh 能 (Nō) has a long history, beginning in the 14th century as a combination of ceremonial ritual and theater. Originally it was performed in Shinto shrines for the Japanese aristocracy and had elements of religion, rituals and marcial arts as the audience partly consisted of samurais.
The noh masks are central to the art form and is much more than requisites as it has symbolic and magical meaning. They represent historical figures and spirits referred to as kami, which have their origins in Japan's indigenous beliefs. Traditionally, the mask symbolised 'possession', transforming the wearer into the kami or its human incarnation.

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3 000 SEK
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Bid history (19 bids)
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Apr 14 8:00 PM
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Apr 14 8:00 PM
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Apr 14 7:59 PM
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Apr 14 7:58 PM
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Apr 14 7:58 PM
3 200 SEK
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Apr 14 7:57 PM
3 000 SEK
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Apr 14 7:57 PM
2 800 SEK
3
Apr 14 7:57 PM
2 600 SEK
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Apr 14 7:56 PM
2 400 SEK
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Apr 14 7:56 PM
2 300 SEK
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Apr 14 7:56 PM
2 200 SEK
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Apr 14 7:56 PM
2 000 SEK
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Apr 14 7:55 PM
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Apr 14 11:37 AM
1 800 SEK
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Apr 13 8:17 PM
1 300 SEK
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Apr 11 5:42 PM
1 200 SEK
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Apr 5 9:24 PM
1 000 SEK
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Linn Andersson Bennich
Stockholm
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