68. Three Noh Masks

Three Noh Masks  (Japanese Gigaku masks), each mask signed and inscribed by the artist Kano Tessai.
(The artist was an innovative sculptor and a maker of mask netsuke 1845-1925. He started life as a Buddhist priest though his father instructed him in the art of carving. He studied Chinese literature and drawing and was a professor at Tokyo Art School in 1872.)

Japan, 19thCentury, each mask approx. 10 x 6 in (26 x 15 cm) each. 

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