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AN UNUSUAL JAPANESE LACQUERED WOOD MODEL OF A MALE HEAD
AN UNUSUAL JAPANESE LACQUERED WOOD MODEL OF A MALE HEAD

MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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AN UNUSUAL JAPANESE LACQUERED WOOD MODEL OF A MALE HEAD
MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
With glass eyes, human hair and bone teeth, mounted on a later perspex stand
16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high

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This realistic head was possibly made in the Japanese tradition of mask making for use as a theatre prop.
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