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Mask

Object Number:58-17-166A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Okame
Otafuku
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Kyogen mask depicting Oto (乙) also known as Okame ( おかめ) and Otafuku (お多福). The female face has reddened lips, blackened teeth, prominent cheeks with dimples, and curving eyes. The base color of the face is white. The hair is black with a middle part.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Apr 2000. 44 Celebrity Eyes in a Museum Storeroom.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. pg. 1-47 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.24-25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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