A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KANNON, BY NAITO KOSEKI, 1913
dark stained boxwood, unsigned, with a label inscribed by the commissioner
This is the only Gyôdô mask in the collection, made to the order of a British collector in 1913. There is a large head of a nio by Koseki in the British Museum.
Provenance: sale, Glendining, London, January 1916, lot 23; G. Davies (until at least 1931)
Literature: Meinertzhagen Card Index, p.393, listed, but not illustrated, with the comment 'remarkable for it's [sic] chaste Buddhistic style'
Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.18
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