Hannya masks have been a prominent symbol in traditional Japanese theatre (Noh – 能) for centuries, representing a jealous female demon; a women who is so overcome with jealously and rage, she takes on a demonic character. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth.
In Japanese language, hannya means wisdom; the name coming from the Monk who designed the mask, Hannya-bo.
Made from British hallmarked 92.5 sterling silver with 9ct gold horns. Intricate cherry blossom and the Japanese translation for ‘The Great Frog’ has been engraved and oxidised into the shank.