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.

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