Evidence of wearing and noticeable patina. Ergonomic, right sized to be worn. Notable rubbing where strings once attached. "Gofun" or traditional Japanese oyster shell based glue used throughout to smooth the wood.The Koj, or "old man, " mask seen here, which represents the character of a small, wizened old man, usually designates a fisherman or a woodcutter. The mask, embodying dignity and divinity, foreshadows the old man's appearance in the second part of the play. Traditional, natural pigment base paints. A rare and fine quality museum piece.
The item "Antique ca1600s/17th Century Japanese Noh Mask, Patina/danced, Old Man Ko Jo" is in sale since Tuesday, June 14, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Masks". The seller is "cosmic_goods" and is located in Brunswick, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.