Kyogen mask of the Saru type

狂言面 猿

Japanese
Edo period
17th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 5, pg. 102: no. 165

Dimensions

16.8 x 14.2 x 7.1 cm (6 5/8 x 5 9/16 x 2 13/16 in.) (h x w x d)

Accession Number

11.6094

Medium or Technique

Wood, possibly 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