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翁 okina nō (old man mask)
  • Japan
  • 翁 okina nō (old man mask), late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • paper, glue, ink, color pigments, cotton
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 14 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Lilly Y. Tsubaki
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0084

Two-piece-its top and bottom halves are joined together by twine- papier-mâché mask represents an elderly man. His advanced age is indicated by white bushy eyebrows and a long scraggly beard, as well as, pronounced wrinkles on his forehead and cheeks. His smiling eyes and mouth belie his general contentment with a life well lived.