CONCRETE MASK (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Unspecified mask made of concrete, but according to one theory, such concrete-made *Kamagami-sama once existed and this piece might be also deified as an unusual form of the belief. 20th century, Japan. approx. 21.5 x 15.5cm (8.46 x 6.10in), D 10.5cm (4.13in)
*Kamagami-sama – Votive mask as the guardian god of kitchen seen only in the exclusive area in Tohoku region around Miyagi prefecture and the southern part of Iwate prefecture, originally installed on the wall or pillar by carpenter or plasterer as the traditional local housewarming custom.
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