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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 341

    A Karasu Tengu Mask

    MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Karasu Tengu Mask
    Meiji period (19th century)
    The russet-iron mask constructed from four sections hammered with prominent wrinkles, eyebrows and cheekbones, decorated on the surface with gold lacquer in mokume and with highlights around the wrinkles and brow, the long beak decorated with the Sanskrit character representing Fudo Myo-o and stylized flames, cheeks with applied cord rings, interior lacquered black; fitted with a four-lame throat guard laced in blue and orange


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