Bugaku mask, possibly of the Kotokuraku-heishitori type

舞楽面 胡徳楽瓶子取?

Japanese
Heian period
12th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 5, pg. 102: no. 173

Dimensions

27.0 x 20.6 x 12.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 x 4 15/16 in.) (h x w x d)

Accession Number

11.5940

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Masks

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection