One Ko-omote "small face" Noh mask. Carved wood with pigments. With a Japanese inscription along interior of mask. In a wooden box inscribed along the interior of the lid.Mask; height: 8 1/4 in x width: 5 1/2 in x depth: 2 3/4 in. Box; height: 10 1/4 in x width: 7 1/4 in x depth: 4 in.
No visible cracks or losses. No major dents; there are minute dents along the edges. Wear throughout, along with minute areas of paint loss. To the center of the face, there is a network of minute accretions that are fluorescent under UV light; please see the listing image. The face near the hair is darker than the center; however, it is difficult to discern whether it is original or damaged. The string is firmly attached to the mask. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Light wear to the box.
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