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theatre mask

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  • Description

    Mask for No theatre. Hannya. Made of painted wood.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC-19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 24.2 centimetres
    • Width: 19.2 centimetres
    • Depth: 10 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Hannaya Painted, lacquered and gilt wood Edo period, 18-19th century. This No mask of the character Hannaya represents a once beautiful woman transformed by jealous rage into a demonic form. The mask is worn in the plays 'Aoi no Ue' and 'Sojojo'. (Label copy, VH, 1999)Smith et al 1990

    Hannya represents a once beautiful woman transformed by jealous rage into a demon. The mask is worn in the plays 'Aoi no ue' and 'Dojoji'.


  • Bibliography

    • Smith et al 1990 139 bibliographic details
    • Mack 1994 96 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2011 Jun – Oct, Ulsan, South Korea, Ulsan Museum, ‘Fantastic Creatures’ 2012 Jan – Apr, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, ‘Fantastic Creatures’
    2015-2016 Dec-Mar, Seoul Arts Centre, The Human Image

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  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Aoi no Ue
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