This item is a vintage Japanese plaster Bugaku mask. Bugaku is a type of Japanese courtly ritual dance enormously popular among elites. This mask is of Ryo-o or the Dragon King, a character in Chinese legend.
Ryo-o or the Dragon King was so renowned for his beauty that he had to wear a frightening mask into the battle to terrify his opponents. The mask has four massive teeth. A movable chin piece hangs from ropes, adding a furious look to it. At the top is a bizarre horned beast with claws.
It is a remarkable piece of art that will grab everyone's attention. Width: 18 cm / 7 in.
Height: 29 cm / 11.4 in. 1 Cameras, types of lighting, the screen brightness and color, and camera angles may result in the discrepancies in color and shape.Due to high parcel volumes during holiday season, kindly noted that the package may arrive later than the estimated date. Thank you for your understanding and patience in advance! This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Masks". The seller is "titleandmig" and is located in this country: TH.