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Mask

Mask

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Muneyasu, Myochin (designed and made by)

  • Museum number:

    M.78-1928

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Physical description

Iron facemask (Japanese somen - lit. 'entire face') by Myochin Muneyasu.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Muneyasu, Myochin (designed and made by)

Marks and inscriptions

'Myochin Muneyasu'
Signed with maker's name

Descriptive line

Met, Japan, armour and helmets

Materials

Iron; Hair; Silver

Categories

Arms & Armour

Collection

East Asia Collection

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