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Noh actor in the role of a dragon deity
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: 1850-1900
Object Name: Netsuke
Materials: Ivory
Dimensions: H. 5.3 cm x W. 3.5 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Mr. Ney Wolfskill
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B81Y72
On Display: No

Description

Label: The type of dragon headdress worn by this Noh actor would have been used for dragon god roles in Noh plays such as The Kasuga Dragon God (Kasuga Ryujin) and The Isle of Chikubushima (Chikubushima).

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Signature/Seal: signed: Hoitsu
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06
Label: The type of dragon headdress worn by this Noh actor would have been used for dragon god roles in Noh plays such as The Kasuga Dragon God (Kasuga Ryujin) and The Isle of Chikubushima (Chikubushima).
Signature/Seal: signed: Hoitsu
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06