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miniature mask
  • unknown maker from Japan
  • miniature mask, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • plaster of Paris, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 15/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0135

A small white plaster of Paris mask. The area around the proper left eye is painted black and the proper left side of the nose onto the left forehead is painted red with a single white swirl from the right side of the forehead. There are black spirals on both sides of the nose and black "x" marks on the proper right cheek. A long thin mustache is painted above the red lips and extends down the chin. There is a plastic covered wire on the back for hanging.