- Art Funded
- Art Fund grant
- £500 (Total: £1,608)
- Howard Hollis
A mask from the Tempyo period (AD 710-794), carved from solid block of softwood, prob.
camphor, and once covered with gesso, paint and natural hair. Huge domed forehead, powerful realistic features. Was for use in a religious performance known as 'gigaku', about which little is known.