Mid Edo period (1615 - 1867) 18th century
A russet iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type with very sharp embossing. The design shows a peculiar pattern, with stylised cheek bones; the angled line is repeated on the top border close to the ears.
Even if the mask in unsigned, the type, and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school.
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Menpo for sale
Price: 5,000 €
Inventory Nr: 627