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Title

Nō mask of a female demon (hannya)

2013

Artist

Kitazawa Hideta

Japan

1968 -

  • Details

    Date
    2013
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    cypress (hinoki), paint; carving
    Dimensions
    24.5 x 17.0 x 9.5 cm
    Credit
    Roger Pietri Fund 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    157.2019
    Copyright
    © Kitazawa Hideta

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    Jealousy and obsession can transform beautiful women into hannya demons who eat human flesh. Their metallic horns, fangs and tortured expression reveal fury but also a sense of sadness and suffering. Hannya appear in nō and kyōgen (wild words) plays as well as in the kagura dance performances of Shinto faith.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Japan Supernatural, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 2019–08 Mar 2020

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