From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Kokobo
Object Number 19872
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
Technique Lacquered
Iconography Heishitori | Kokobo

Mask of Heishitori (瓶子取) the wine-cup bearer from Kotokuraku (胡徳楽) the Dance of the Virtuous Barbarians. Originally cataloged as Kokobo. Grey-brown lacquer, interior in very poor shape; eyes, forehead, and cheeks deeply marked with furrows, red lips, rounded head, two rows of teeth with side gaps showing gums. Large. Very damaged lacquer. Used in bugaku dance.

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

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