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Title

Kyōgen mask of a tengu

2019


Artist

Kitazawa Hideta

Japan

1968 -


About

Hideta Kitazawa is internationally recognised for his expertise and adventurous approach to contemporary mask-making. His masks are chiselled by hand before being painted and lacquered. This mask is of a supernatural tengu. Recognisable by their long noses, bright red skin and expansive bird-like wings, tengu are experts in magic and the martial arts. They are the legendary teachers of Japan’s most celebrated warriors and have been popular characters in theatre and visual art since the Edo period (1603–1868).


Details


Date

2019


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

paulownia (kiri), paint; carving


Dimensions

20.2 x 17.0 x 17.0 cm


Credit

Roger Pietri Fund 2019


Location

Not on display


Accession number

160.2019


Artist information

Kitazawa Hideta

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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