|Q: This mask is 17″ tall. I think it’s cypress wood with a gofun finish. Thanks for any info. Gigi, 1214
A: One of my rules is that we post masks that could or have been used in culture, plus good quality reproductions of same. We try to avoid items made for other purposes. I broke the rule because this sculpture is so beautiful and so Japanese. It looks like a male version of Ofuku, but it does not depict a specific character from Kyogen or Noh.
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