From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Beyshima
Object Number 19869
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made 18th Century - 1897
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Lacquer | Gesso
Technique Lacquered
Iconography Beshimi

Mask. Beshimi (癋見). Deep red lacquer, snub nose with ridge in base, inquiring expression, prominent upper lip. Used in bugaku dance. There is a kakihan/kao (書き判/花押) signature on the back of the mask. Originally cataloged as Beyshime.

Credit Line Purchased from G. T. Marsh and Co; subscription of Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

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