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11/14 18:30 EST

Boxed and Signed Japanese Nara Ningyo Noh Actor Doll
November 2012 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This dramatic Japanese wooden doll, known as a “Nara ningyo,” is hand carved to portray the Noh actor Okina (old man) in stylized garments, wearing a mask and holding a fan. Early 20th century, pre-war. The signature of the artist “Ikka” is carved into the back side of the figure. Okina’s strong angled features are well-carved and exquisitely hand painted...
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