Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Noh mask of a young woman (ko-omote)
18th century
Japan
Polychrome pigment and gesso over wood
H: 21.5 cm
The Jacob Pins Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B01.1239
 
 
This mask, worn by a man in a female role, represents classic Heian (11th century) beauty: the eyebrows are shaved, the hair is neatly parted, and the teeth are blackened.


Exhibition:
Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Beningson Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 01/12/2009

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir