29 March 2005
Noh mask of Kojo
EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY), BURNED SEAL DEME TOUN [YASUKATA, ONO DEME IX (B. 1748)]
Polychrome pigments and gesso over wood, hair and beard applied animal hair
7¾in. (19.6cm.) long
With one storage bag
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Kojo represents an old man who later becomes a god, principally in the play Takasago.
For another example of a Kojo mask, see Christie's New York, 29 September, 2004, lot 310. For another example by the same carver, see lot 342 in this sale.
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