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two Japanese Noh masks
oil, metallic leaf
9"H x 16"W

I arranged two Japanese Noh Theater masks from my personal collection to appear as though they are arguing with one another. The white mask is Hannya, which in Noh Theater portrays the fury of a woman turned demon through jealousy and anger. The red mask is Shikami, a demonic spirit representing masculine rage.

Their eyes and teeth are gold metallic leaf.

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