mask (dance & live theatre)

Carved wooden mask of a man with a hooked nose and a protuberance on his forehead, round eyes, open mouth,and long earlobes. The mask has prominent cheekbones, and a heavy brow with carved furrows above. Below the cheekbones the head is stepped back, with a narrow open mouth with teeth carved in the upper and lower jaws, with the lower lip downturned. It appears to have been painted red under a brown surface, and varnished or glazed all over in one colour. It is black on the inside, also over red. It is numbered 00045 on the inside. There is also a red wax seal on the inside, possibly with Korean characters.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: