12 - 13 July 2005
A WOOD MASK
With inscription Densho, Edo Period (18th Century)
Of Heita, the yellowish ground over-painted with eyebrows, moustache and beard in sumi, the lips painted red and the eyes red inlaid with copper gilt pupils, some gofun flaking on the chin
H.F.E. Visser, Amsterdam
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Museum voor Land - en Volkenkunde, Rotterdam, March - May 1965.
The 'Hei' in the name is from the 'hei' in Heike and the 'ta' from Taro, a popular name for the first born in a family. The mask is used for the character of a General with experience in the field.
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