HEAD OF NINGYO JORURI DOLL (Dealer: antiques.iwata) – Head part of the wooden male doll actually used for ‘Ningyo Joruri’ (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunraku) as the traditional Japanese puppet theatre, late Edo – early Meiji period, 19th century, Japan, attached with an wooden detachable pedestal arranged for its display in recent years. Head without insertion bar: H 23 x W 14cm (9.05 x 5.51in) / Total with pedestal: H 85 x W 28cm (33.46 x 11.02in). Aged deterioration as is, with cracks, peelings, etc at painting but no fatal damage at wooden part.
Item price: $2,500
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