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Lot 309: MASK OF THE WITCH HANNYA
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Netsuke, ivory. Japan, 19th cent.
A very little netsuke, presumably made for a child, depicting the popular furious witch, also a beloved mask in theater. Big mouth and teeth, evil grinning expression, small bent horns on her forehead and expressive eyes. On the back, tiny himotoshi.
HEIGHT 2,4 CM
From an old German collection