Japanese Noh Theatre Character Mask of a Chūjō Hime,, 1950's
Japanese antique ceramic Noh Theater mask reflects
a young noble beauty and a heroine of numerous Japanese
folktales Princess CHUJO .
Princess Chujo (Chujo Hime) was a daughter
of an imperial minister of the famous Fujiwara family and
she lived with her furious stepmother. Chujo is credited
with inventing the art of embroidery in that time when she
became a nun. Chujo Hime mask represents Japanese
traditional Heian era lady monk featuring shaved head
and blackened teeth. This mask is made as an interior wall
About 1950's, Hakata
Ceramic, gofun ( crashed oyster shell powder), fine
Excellent condition with no damage, but with sophisticated
Dimensions:: 19.5 / 7.7 inches high
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