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Scholten Japanese Art Gallery
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unsigned wood netsuke
18th century
shishimai mask
height 2 in., 5 cm
large wood shishi head with movable jaw, ears and top curl, the himotoshi formed with a metal ring attached at the back, the eyes inlaid with brass
The shishimai is a lion dance associated with New Year's celebrations which is performed with a shishi mask with a movable jaw.
another view