Ressei menpo

Ressei menpō

Samurai mask with a fierce expression

 

DATE Mid Edo ( period 1615 - 1867), 18th century
ARTIST Kaga Myōchin school

 

A high-level russet iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type. The expression is fierce (ressei), with sharp yadome and long mustaches. the iron plate is thick and heavy and the shape is elegant and very well refined.

Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school.

 

INVENTORY N.: men-1172

Menpo for sale. Price on application. 

 

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