AN IRON KABUTO [HELMET] AND A MENPO [MASK]
THE KABUTO SIGNED MITSUNAO, EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
the iron helmet of ume [plum] form engraved and inlaid in copper with coiled dragons, the mabisashi [peak] with mon, copper fukurin [rim] with six-tier itazane shikoro [neckguard] and an iron tengu mask (menpo) with hinged nose
35.5 cm., 14 in. wide.
Samurai exhibition in the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam (11th October 2012-24th March 2013).
Bas J.M. Verberk, Samurai, exhibition in the Wereldmuseum, (Rotterdam, 2012), p. 140.