From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Binga
Object Number 19866
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made 18th Century - 1897
Section Asian
Materials Lacquer | Wood (uncertain)
Technique Lacquered
Iconography Binga | Ikkaku Sennin

Mask. Possibly Ikkaku Sennin (一角仙人) due to the single horn. Originally catalogued as Binga. Blue lacquer, tusks (1 missing), snub nose, fiery eyebrows, horn in center of forehead. Used in bugaku dance. There is a kakihan/kao (書き判/花押) signature on the back of the mask.

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

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