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Mask

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Native Name:
Bon Den
Object Number:
19864
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Period:
Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made:
18th Century - 1897
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1897
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Lacquer
Technique:
Lacquered
Painted
Iconography:
Bon Den
Description:
Mask. Bon den. Red lacquer, gnarled forehead, two sets tusks. Vertical line down nose. Used in bugaku dance. There is a sanskrit character on the back of the mask.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Bibliography:

[Article] 1897. Collections and Publications. Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. 1 (1): 25 - 31.
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