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Polychrome very large mask of Konron (or Kuron) of Gigaku performance - with craftstman's seal - Japan - Early 20th century

Lot reference 15511749

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Location: Belgium
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Good condition, see description

Polychrome very large mask of Konron (or Kuron) of Gigaku performance - with craftstman's seal - Japan - Early 20th century

This auction mask is a nice very expressive example of Konron (see below its story), made of plaster.

The craftsman seal on the right bears the red stamp of it and the name of the mask.

Mask size is 20x30x14cm

Gigaku (伎楽), refers to an extinct genre of masked drama-dance performance, imported into Japan during the 6-8th century. The masked dance was performed in silent mime, to the accompaniment of music by a flute, waist drum and a type of gong. It can be considered as an ancestor of the Noh theatre.

Of the many masks used in Gigaku performances, the Konron (also called Kuron) is particularly impressive by its beastly traits and represents “lust”. In the dance it is a character who attempts to seduce a maiden or a princess, creating great merriment by his silly, vulgar gestures and making a disheartened exit with his phallus broken off by the princess’ protectors.

In overall good condition. Some scratches as seen in the pictures.

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  • Very nice item. Good dialogue, fast shipment. My best recommendations.

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United States $78.11
Austria $39.42
Belgium $7.81
Canada $78.11
Denmark $39.42
France $19.71
Germany $19.71
Ireland $39.42
Italy $39.42
Luxembourg $19.71
Netherlands $19.71
Norway $39.42
Poland $39.42
Portugal $39.42
Spain $39.42
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