JAPON - Epoque KAMAKURA (1185 - 1333) /
Epoque MUROMACHI (1333 - 1573)

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JAPON - Epoque KAMAKURA (1185 - 1333) /
Epoque MUROMACHI (1333 - 1573)


Large wooden gigaku mask with traces of polychromy, representing Karura, the bird man, a Buddhist guardian derived from an Indian deity in the shape of a rooster, holding a pearl in his beak. (Wears, small lacks, cracks).
H. 30 cm.
Metal base.
Provenance: Sale Ader Picard Tajan, May 31, 1983, lot 357 and reproduced in the catalogue.
Reference: A similar mask from the Nara era preserved at the Musée Guimet, Paris, n°EO 643.
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