Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Inbal Bar Oz

Noh mask of an old woman (uba)
18th century
Polychrome pigment and gesso over wood
H: 21; W: 14 cm
Anonymous gift
Accession number: B55.12.0946
The gray hair, lines, and furrows on the face of this mask show that the old woman has experienced a great deal during her life.

Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 30/11/2009

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir