Noh Mask: "Zō Onna"


Noh Mask: "Zō Onna"

Sculpture / Muromachi

Inscribed in gold "Attributed to Zōami by Mitsunori and Mitsunao (monograms)"

Muromachi period, 15th–16th century

Wood with polychromy

縦21.1 幅13.2 奥行6.8 重さ154


This mask was created by Zōami, an actor of [dengaku], a form of performing art with religious elements. Used for roles such as goddesses and heavenly maidens, this type of mask is characterized by intellectual and noble expressions."

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