smiling comical mask face near lower right side with exaggerated features; approx 2/3 of the image area is blank

Comical Demon Mask, late 18th - early 19th century

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This simple ink painting depicts a Kyōgen mask used in the comic skits interspersed in Noh theater. Gradients in the brush strokes describe the crevassed features of the Buaku character, a comical demon whose sheepish grin conveys his docile character.

Details
Title
Comical Demon Mask
Artist Life
1752 - 1811
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.29.94
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smiling comical mask face near lower right side with exaggerated features; approx 2/3 of the image area is blank