Scottish, b. 1967
mounted conté on paper drawing, titled at lower left, Yamamba, signed at lower right BINNIE with artist's seal Bin (ca. 1998)
9 5/8 by 7 5/8 in., 24.5 by 19.5 cm
In the play Yamamba, a beautiful dancer famous for her portrayal of a yamamba (mountain crone) and her retainers meet a middle-aged woman who offers them lodging for the night when the sun prematurely sets. The woman says she will reveal her true identity if the dancer would recite her play and perform her dance in the middle of the night after the moon had risen. The woman reappears that night in her true guise as the mountain crone of Mount Agero and performs a dance to demonstrate how a genuine mountain crone journeys around mountains.
(inv. no. C-1451)
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