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Kyogen raccoon dog mask
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: 1800-1850
Object Name: Netsuke
Materials: Wood
Dimensions: H. 3.8 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B70Y922
On Display: No

Description

Label: A variety of animal characters appear in Kyogen plays, but only the raccoon dog, the fox, and the monkey are represented by specific masks. Other animals—including horses, cows, crabs, and even mosquitoes—are represented by more generic masks combined with appropriate costumes.

More Information

Signature/Seal: signed: Gyokko
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06
Label: A variety of animal characters appear in Kyogen plays, but only the raccoon dog, the fox, and the monkey are represented by specific masks. Other animals—including horses, cows, crabs, and even mosquitoes—are represented by more generic masks combined with appropriate costumes.
Signature/Seal: signed: Gyokko
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06