growling lion/demon face with gold and red skin, very wide nose and gold teeth; large red tongue; upper palate, irises, nostrils and ear canals cut out

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Noh Mask of Shishiguchi, 2004

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This mask is of Shichiguchi, one of a pair of lions who serve Manjusri (Monju in Japanese), the Buddhist bodhisattva of wisdom. In the Noh play Shakkyō, the lions cavort on a stage strewn with peony blossoms. The powerful dance of these heavenly creatures is said to dispel all evil.

Details
Title
Noh Mask of Shishiguchi
Artist Life
born 1970
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2004.206.2
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growling lion/demon face with gold and red skin, very wide nose and gold teeth; large red tongue; upper palate, irises, nostrils and ear canals cut out

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