Not currently on display at the V&A

Mask

ca. 1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Iron facemask (Japanese somen - lit. 'entire face') by Myochin Muneyasu; soft russet-iron patination with an appearance of a heavily wrinkled and veined older man. There is a long thick white moustache (perhaps of horse-hair) and large eyeballs applied in silver. The upper and lower parts are joined by butterfly hinges.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Met, Japan, armour and helmets
Physical Description
Iron facemask (Japanese somen - lit. 'entire face') by Myochin Muneyasu.
Marks and Inscriptions
'Myochin Muneyasu' (Signed with maker's name)
Summary
Iron facemask (Japanese somen - lit. 'entire face') by Myochin Muneyasu; soft russet-iron patination with an appearance of a heavily wrinkled and veined older man. There is a long thick white moustache (perhaps of horse-hair) and large eyeballs applied in silver. The upper and lower parts are joined by butterfly hinges.
Collection
Accession Number
M.78-1928

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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