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Doll - Artifacts

Miniature Gosho Doll Figure on Platform (A) Figure stands on left leg, holding lion mask in raised right hand. Ceramic figure is plump and painted white (gofun?) with Chinese boy style hair cut, painted tuft of hair tied with painted orange ribbon on top of head, painted eyebrows, eyes and red lips, two side pieces of fiber hair on either side of head. Wears a painted white motif green ribbon glued over shoulders, red cloth with painted pink flower glued to chest, orange cord around waist. Lion mask is molded and painted orangey red with black and gold features. (B) Unpainted wood platform, rectangular shape. Gosho dolls (gosho ningyo) looked like plump little boys with white skin and Chinese style haircuts which were originally given as gifts to visiting aristocracy in Kyoto. They appear in a variety of poses.
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