Japanese Cast Iron Mask Hannya
Origin: Japan, Circa: 20th Century H
8 in.(20cm), W 6.75 in.(18cm), D 3.25 in.(8cm)
Minor rust, gilt loss, overall very good condition
cast iron mask of the demon Hannya, an archetypal image of anger, resentment and
jealousy revealed in a threatening expression. The character is derived from the
play Dojoji in Japanese Noh theatre. The design is strictly adhered to tradition,
with eyes glaring and up-turning brows, the mouth open in a snarl revealing long
fangs with energetic spontaneity. Minor rust otherwise is in very good condition.
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