Boxwood netsuke of a Hannya mask - Deme Uman

Echizen, circa 1800

Hannya mask
Netsuke of a Hannya mask

A boxwood netsuke of a Hannya mask, the horned demon’s mouth stretched into a gaping grimace that reveals sharp fangs. The hannya represents a female consumed by jealousy and a desire for revenge.

Hannya mask netsuke
Deme Uman Hannya mask
Deme Uman Hannya mask
Reverse detail

Signed: Deme Uman

Height: 5.8cm

Provenance:
Michael A. Braun collection

Signature Deme Uman
Signature Deme Uman