22 September 2004
Noh Mask of Maijo (Dancing old man)
Edo period (18th century)
Polychrome pigments and gesso over wood, hair and beard applied animal hair
8in. (20.3cm.) long
With one storage bag
Yamanouchi family, Tosa Province
Kawasaki family, Kochi Prefecture
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Maijo represents an old man who turns out to be a god or a tormented soul and dances in the second act.
Light surface wear and discoloration over all. Wear to the pigment around the edges and on the front of the chin above the beard and alos around the tops of the ears.
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