Ryubu menpō

Half mask for samurai armor with a noble expression

 

DATE Mid Edo period (1615 - 1867)  18th/19th century
ARTIST Myōchin school

 

The nose is detachable and two yadome run along the cheeks to reinforce the mask and to hold the kabuto's laces firmly.

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

 

INVENTORY N.: men-1193

Menpo for sale. Price on application. 

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