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Noh mask of Hannya.

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Introduction

Object Mask Title Hannya Date 18th century Techniques Painted wood and gilded metal Artist/designer Unknown Place Japan Dimensions Height 23.5 cm (including horns) Width 16.7 cm Noh mask of Hannya. The mask is used to represent the jealous and revengeful character of a scorned woman. The eyes of the mask are of gilded metal and glare out. The horns, once also gilded but now repainted, are the embodiment of evil. ...read more.

Middle

The mask is used in plays of the Fourth Group such as Dojoji and Aoi-no Ue. The mask is carved from a single piece of hinoki with the horns added as separate pieces and fitted into sockets on the upper part of the forehead. There is a substantial layer of gofun over which the details have been added. The surface of the mask is painted white with delicate details in pale pink emphasising the creases on the face. ...read more.

Conclusion

The strands of fine hair (associated with the mask of a young woman) double back in to the parting to join up with the main area of hair but stop abruptly in the middle of the forehead. Throbbing veins are also visible on the forehead, indicating the wrath and anger of Hannya. The protuberant ears and jutting chin demonstrate further how far removed from humanity the once human character has now come. The depiction of the transformation from a beautiful woman to the demonic Hannya has been perfectly executed by the skills of the carver. ...read more.

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