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Mask

Native NameDai Aku (uncertain)
Object Number:19861
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
Technique:Lacquered
Iconography:Dai Aku
Credit Line:Purchased from G. T. Marsh and Co; subscription of Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Mask. Dai Aku. Red lacquer, curly eyebrows, wide mouth, tusks. Used in bugaku dance. There is a kakihan/kao (書き判/花押) signature on the back of the mask which is distinct from the other masks in this accession lot.

Bibliography:

[Article] 1897. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Vol. 1. no. No. 1. pg. 16-42 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25-26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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