24 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
Noh Mask of Togo (Vengeful Warrior Spirit)
Edo period (17th-18th century), burned seal Deme Tohaku [Tohaku Mitsutaka, Ono Deme IV (d. 1715)]
Polychrome pigments and gesso over wood, eyes of gilt-metal, burned seal Deme Tohaku
8 5/8in. (22cm.) long
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Togo became a signature prop of the Kita school of Noh actors in the mid-Edo period. It is used to represent strong gods and the spirits of warriors seeking revenge.
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