AB 925 s1


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AB 925 s1

This small mennetsuke-style ivory netsuke features a mask of an old man's face. The man has a wrinkled brow and cheeks, and his mouth is laughing. He has a long mustache and a beard that curls up onto the reverse side of the mask. The artist's signature is on the back. This is likely a copy of a No theater jo-kei (old man) mask. A mennetsuke is a mask netsuke, and is one of the most popular netsuke forms, along with katabori (sculptural, three-dimensional) netsuke.

Donated by Miss Louisa W. Case, 1944.
AB 925 s1 Mennetsuke