A mempo [face mask] | Edo period, 17th century
The Property of a European Collector
A mempo [face mask]
Edo period, 17th century
the sabiji-nuri [simulated russet iron] lacquered iron ressei mempo [face mask with fierce expression] forged with deep wrinkles, flared nostrils and open mouth, detachable nose plate, wild boar bristle moustache and chin tuft, red-lacquer interior, four-tiered black lacquer yodaregake [throat protector] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, the illustrated fitted black metal stand is sold with this lot
16 cm., 6⅜ in. wide
The russet iron mask with slight wear to the surface, wild boar bristle of later date, the red lacquer interior overall in good condition with some small areas of restoration
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