A wood Noh mask of Shikami
By Nakamura Naohiko (1878-1945), 20th century
Painted on a gesso ground, typically depicted with a fierce scowling face, showing extreme agitation for expressing demonic spirit, its eyes ringed in gilt and its facial features highlighted in red ink, the reverse signed with seal Nakamura Naohiko; with silk brocade cloth and bag. 22cm (8 5/8in) high. (3).