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Maker(s):Nomura Ran
Culture:Japanese (late 1920's- )
Title:Noh Mask representing "Shikami"
Date Made:mid 20th century; Shōwa era
Materials:carved wood, lacquer, whitewash, pigments
Measurements:Overall: 8 1/4 in x 6 in x 4 in; 21 cm x 15.2 cm x 10.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2009.39
Credit Line:Bequest of Howard Hamilton
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Shikami is the frowning face of the fierce god Shishi, a lionlike animal that is regarded as sacred and sometimes symbolizes evil. The gilded eyes and teeth of this mask are traditional features.

masks; stylization; teeth; drama

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