mask (dance & live theatre)

Carved wooden Okina mask of old man, dark coloured wood. Might be used to start off a Noh performance. Articulated jaw. The forehead and sides of the face are deeply furrowed. Beard consisting of strands of hair protruding from holes in the chin. No hair for eyebrows. Moustache indicated by black painted vertical lines. The cord which ties the jaw to the upper part has been frayed at either side of the mouth forming a decorative feature. Three teeth, two in upper jaw and one below. Apertures for eyes are curved slits. Two apertures in nostrils. Lab no 670. Small inscription in kanji on inside reads 'Okina'.

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