A small mask, measuring just over 3cm tall.
Depicting Okame in wood with applied pigments by Kano Tessai. Although small, it is a very nice example. The skin is in brown over a white base, the brown has been rubbed back to the high points. Her lips are in a dark shade of red and hair in black. The himotoshi is formed by a bar, which also bears the signature.
Signed, Tessai, with a kao (Kano Tessai, 1845–1925)
Late 19th early 20th century
Height: 3.2cmWidth: 2.2cm Depth: 1.3cm