Mataichi wood netsuke

18th century

shishimai mask

length 1 3/4 in., 4.6 cm

bold carved shishi mask with articulated jaw which opens to reveal a curling tongue, signed Mataichi

For a similar study of a shishi mask signed Mataichi see Lazarnick Netsuke and Inro Artists and How to Read Their Signatures, Vol. I, p. 749.

another view


Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays, 11am - 5pm, by appointment.

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit.

site last updated
September 17, 2019

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475