2015.28.4 .1

Finished Noh mask depicting a young woman. One of a series of masks showing the methods used to produce a Noh mask. [SM (Verve) 10/9/2015]

Place details: ASIA. Japan. Honshu Tokyo. Cultural Group: Japanese Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Pigment / Lacquer Varnish Plant / ?. Processes: Carved / Inscribed / Painted / Lacquered Varnished / Drilled / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 211 mm Max W = 138 mm When Collected: 2015 Acquired: Purchased September 2015

KEYWORD: Mask / Inscription / CLASS: Mask / Writing / ?.

Object description: Finished Noh mask depicting a young woman. One of a series of masks showing the methods used to produce a Noh mask. The mask is carved from a single piece of Japanese cypress (Hinoki) wood. It has a carved signature in the back of the forehead. The back has been painted with Urushi lacquer. [SM (Verve) 10/9/2015]