Mask of a Boy for Gigaku

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 December 2018
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Gigaku is a masked drama performed to music. It was introduced to Japan from China and Korea in the 600s CE and was staged at the court and in Buddhist temples. The mask maybe for the character Taikoji, a youth. Or, perhaps it was used by boys known as shishiko, who led a masked Chinese lion in procession. Wood, pigment. From Japan. Circa 700s CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 02). Mask of a Boy for Gigaku. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9531/mask-of-a-boy-for-gigaku/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mask of a Boy for Gigaku." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 02, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9531/mask-of-a-boy-for-gigaku/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mask of a Boy for Gigaku." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Dec 2018. Web. 17 Oct 2021.