mask (dance & live theatre)

Deeply carved painted wooden mask of old man wearing a pink headdress. The face is painted white, with black eyebrows, furrowed brow, and deep sockets for the eyes. There is red paint on the chin and mouth area, which seems like a later addition, and may be unintentional. There are some chips in the paint. The mask has apertures at both eyes and nostrils, and holes at either side, probably for a cord to support it on the wearer's head. It was possibly used for Kagura ceremonies. There is a label on the inside with a written inscription.

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