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Maker(s):Nomura Ran
Culture:Japanese (late 1920's- )
Title:Noh Mask representing "Ayakashi"
Date Made:mid 20th century; Shōwa era
Materials:carved wood, lacquer, whitewash, pigments
Measurements:Overall: 7 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 20 cm x 14.6 cm x 8.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2009.25
Credit Line:Bequest of Howard Hamilton
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Ayakashi is a ghost that appears during shipwrecks. Typically the eyes of the mask stare intently and the face appears gaunt and—particularly around the mouth—tense.

sculpture; masks; Japanese-American; supernatural; eye; woods; abstract; symbolism; shape; narrative; shipwrecks; tense; faces

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