Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chung Monk Mask, Korea

The Chung (or Jung) mask represents a monk who has wandered and transgressed. Without financial status and likely no children, the apostate character also has a lump on his forehead, often associated with gloom. However, when he saw Pune (she was urinating), he became turned on and later on even abducts her. With his wide, scrunched nose, squinty eyes, and wrinkled forehead, Chung is depicted as being sly, lewd, and lustful. Even his jerky steps connote deceitfulness and cunning behavior.
Read more about Chung mask on the Hahoe Museum website.

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