Noh Yase onna theater mask. Carved in Japanese cypress wood and hand painted with natural pigments. Very old, in good general condition although with some friction in the paint and some dirt due to age. This character is very difficult to find, special for collectors.
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Yase onna is used to portray the suffering spirit of a woman with jealousy and resentment due to a love relationship. Yase onna shows a passivity represented particularly with the lack of gold or red in the eyes. The prominent bones form a tight triangle on sunken cheeks, sometimes angularly sculpted, sometimes with rounded edges. The eyes look carelessly from the hollow of their bones. Even so, a soft elegance permeates the mask, a soft tragic expression that validates the final salvation.