VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Add to Favorites

Add to Favorites
Your web browser does not support
Add to Favorites.

Please add the site using your bookmark menu.
The function is available only on Internet Explorer
search a masterpiece

Nō Mask of the Hannya type
MPE 38467
Download print email facebook twitter me2day

Why this is a
Masterpiece

Two sharp horns sprout from the temples, and bulbous, metallic eyes lie beneath scowling brows; the gaping mouth is full of black painted teeth, with upper and lower fangs that heighten her ferocity: this item expresses both the fury and the sorrow of a jealous woman.

History of the Object
At the beginning of the Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603-1868), became the exclusive performing art of the samurai class. The Nō masks, called omote, are symbolic of Nō as a masked drama. The masks are sculpted in a way in which the real and the abstract are ingeniously joined to produce a beauty of form. Depending upon the movements of the actor, they can cause various moods to be expressed upon the stage. The Hannya mask is probably the best known of all Nō masks. It is especially used for woman whose jealousy transformed them into demons. The most well known family of Nō mask carvers during the Edo period was the Deme family. Deme Yuman (Sukemitsu), son of Toshimitsu, carved this Hannya and signed it with his name and honorific title: Deme wakasa daijō Yūman saku.

Map Of Museums

See the Google map
Type
Performance Art 
Materials
Painted Cypress wood, metal 
Measurements
Width 14.4 cm. Height 24.4 cm.  
Creator name
Deme Juman 
Creator date
active 1789 - 1801 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 17th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
17th Century - 19th Century; JapanMiddle Edo period (1603-1868) 
Function
Nō performance 
Acquisition
Purchased by Vincenzo Ragusa, 1888 (see n°131917) 
Copyright
©Soprintendenza al Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Roma 
Acknowledgements
Text: Loretta Paderni, Francesco de Feo Photo: Yasuo Miichi © Soprintendenza al Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Roma Published in "Il Giappone fra passato e presente. Il recupero dei metodi tradizionali di manifattura nei costumi del teatro Nō", ed. Sillabe, Livorno 1993 
Owner
Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, RomaState property, Italy 
Museum
Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico  
Credit line
 

Other
Masterpieces

SEE ALL MASTERPIECES
OF THIS MUSEUM

Show original language

This is your
favorite
Masterpiece ?

Add  your reaction  now !

BACK TO LIST

Thank you

Thank you for your reaction!
Your reaction has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기

E-mail to a Friend now!

E-mail to a Friend now!

Thank you

Mail has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기