From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Ra-Rio
Object Number 19860
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made 18th Century - 1897
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Technique Lacquered
Iconography Nasori

Mask of Nasori or possibly Ryo-o. Dark red lacquer. Fiery eyebrows, two sets of tusks, snub nose. Used in bugaku dance. There is a kakihan/kao (書き判/花押) signature on the back of the mask. Originally catalogued as Ra-Rio (Raryouou 羅陵王).

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

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