NH21006 Early Japanese Takeda Ningyo, depicting an actor on stage in the role of an emperor, standing, costumed in silk and kinran brocades holding a paper scepter (shaku), the head carved of wood inclusive of the the peaked gold imperial hat, covered in layers of burnished gofun with painted features, displayed on a traditional black lacquered stage base with inset painted panel depicting a dragon. Applied paper label on the back of stand, translated as “Sabosama Sakan Suru” (?). Textile restorations, minor gofun losses to the hands, otherwise fine condition. Measuring: 12-1/4” High overall. Edo Period, Circa 1780.

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