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Noh Mask of Obeshimi
Noh Mask of Obeshimi


Noh Mask of Obeshimi
Edo period (17th-18th century)
Polychrome pigments and gesso over wood, eyes of gilt-metal; inscribed Obeshimi in gold pigment on reverse
8¼in. (21cm.) long

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Obeshimi swells with bluff and bluster, his brows furrowed, nostrils flared, lips tightly pursed and jaw clenched. At first glance frightening, the features create an image of bravado appropriate for a tengu demon.

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