Antique Hannya Mask Signed Masanao of Ise

$1,280.00

A very striking Noh Theatre Mask Signed Masanao of Ise. Beautifully hand carved from a solid piece of Cherry wood and detailed in black Urushi lacquer.  The artists signature is carved on the rear of the mask. Please see the images attached.  The mask ships with a museum standard carbonised steel custom made stand.  Noh Masks were worn in many ancient Japanese theatre performances as well as ritual Shinto Kagura dances. The Hannya mask portrays the souls of women who have become emotionally demonic due to obsession and jealousy.

Hannya masks portray sad and tormented souls. The fearful visual element is a representation of the internal state of anguish and suffering the souls are experiencing. And with the performance, a display of the fragile complexity of human emotions.

The ancient Theatre Performance Art of Noh, Kyogen, Kagura and Kabuki are all presently experiencing a substantial return to popularity in Japan.

The mask is in excellent condition for it’s age and has no cracks, warping or chips.  There are minor scratches to the lacquer and signs of wear in this Antique and utilitarian stage performance item.

The approximate Dimensions of Mask are 25 cm height and 17 cm width and 588 grams weight.  The height with the custom made stand is 31 cm and weight with stand is 1.420 kg.

Shipping is via Australia Post with Tracking and signature.  Please email us for a quote if you wish to add insurance for shipping.

We do not accept returns on items sold so please ensure you are confident in your purchase of the items listed on our site.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have on this item.  The photographs listed form part of the description.

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Antique Hannya Mask Signed Masanao of Ise

A very striking Noh Theatre Mask Signed Masanao of Ise. Beautifully hand carved from a solid piece of Cherry wood and detailed in black Urushi lacquer.  The artists signature is carved on the rear of the mask. Please see the images attached.  The mask ships with a museum standard carbonised steel custom made stand.  Noh Masks were worn in many ancient Japanese theatre performances as well as ritual Shinto Kagura dances. The Hannya mask portrays the souls of women who have become emotionally demonic due to obsession and jealousy.

Hannya masks portray sad and tormented souls. The fearful visual element is a representation of the internal state of anguish and suffering the souls are experiencing. And with the performance, a display of the fragile complexity of human emotions.

The ancient Theatre Performance Art of Noh, Kyogen, Kagura and Kabuki are all presently experiencing a substantial return to popularity in Japan.

The mask is in excellent condition for it’s age and has no cracks, warping or chips.  There are minor scratches to the lacquer and signs of wear in this Antique and utilitarian stage performance item.

The approximate Dimensions of Mask are 25 cm height and 17 cm width and 588 grams weight.  The height with the custom made stand is 31 cm and weight with stand is 1.420 kg.

Shipping is via Australia Post with Tracking and signature.  Please email us for a quote if you wish to add insurance for shipping.

We do not accept returns on items sold so please ensure you are confident in your purchase of the items listed on our site.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have on this item.  The photographs listed form part of the description.

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