Finely and carefully carved into every detail.
In the second part of the play titled Lady Aoi (Aoi no Ue) by Zeami, based on Chapter 9, “Leaves of Wild Ginger” (Aoi), a mountain monk is summoned to perform a ritual to exorcise the vengeful spirit of Lady Rokujō. The jealousy in her heart is embodied as a female ogre, played by a Noh actor wearing a hannya mask, representing a female serpent-demon. A battle rages between the monk and the demon. Eventually, a Buddhist scripture reaches the lady’s heart, and her ogre aspect is calmed.
The hannya mask has an open mouth, strong jaw, sharp teeth, golden eyes, and two horns. Its expression is simultaneously demonic, angry, frightening, tormented, and sorrowful.
Dimensions: 19 x 11x 22 cm
Very good condition; there are signs of wear from age and normal use; for condition, please, take a look at pictures.
Registered shipping, well packed for safe and fast delivering.
- Total nr of items
- Noh mask
- late 19th / early 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Very fine Hannya mask - including original tomobako
- Very good condition, see description
- 22×11×19 cm