Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
A slight smile menpo in black lacquer, with angular high cheeks, making its naturalistic ears protrude outward. The L shaped strap holders are mounted on the dimples, the sleek shaped chin with turned strap post and a small hole to vent out perspiration. The interior of the mask is lacquered in red leather. The yodare is in the kiritsuke style plates of four and is laced in blue silk, calico, and pale ocher. The menpo is mounted on steel stand for display.

Docked for Exhibition in the 2018 San Francisco Tribal Art and Textile Show.

Early 19th Century Edo Period (1603-1868)
item #1373591