Global Art & Artifacts

Tortured Pocket Ceramic Mask.  Raku.  Japan

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Handcrafted mask of a tortured face.  Raku process which involves hand-shaping of rather porous material.  It is low fired with lead glazes . . . and removed from the kiln and allowed to cool in the open air.


Such Japanese pottery is traditionally used to create tea bowls for tea ceremonies.  However, I don’t believe this mask would be welcome at such ceremonies.


Yes, they appear to be metal bolts in the forehead.  OUCH!


Stand not included.


A very interesting and cool mask.



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