Hannya Mask


About this object

Mask worn by an actor in Noh, a type of Japanese theatre that began over 500 years ago. The mask is Hannya an evil demon who was once a beautiful woman.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask; Performance
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Lacquer; Gold; Wood; Pigment
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss Winch
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1947 before
  • Measurements
    225 mm x 150 mm x 105 mm
Object view = Humanities
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