Fin de la vente: le 11 Juin 2016
Lot 369 - A rare somen (war mask) - dating: Edo Period (1615-1868) - - provenance: Japan -[...]
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A rare somen (war mask)
dating: Edo Period (1615-1868)
Made of iron, consisting in three foils; one for the upper part of the face, one for the lower one, one for the nose. The external surface with remains of dark finishing. The mask finely decorated, depicting a grotesque face, with relieved elements such as eyebrows, wrinkles and the eye contour. Iron-plated ears at the sides. The eyes featuring a round opening at the center and remains of gilt finishing at the surface. Open-works for the mustache (missing) under the nose. Openings for yodare-kake at the lower part. Lacquered in red at the inside (small missing parts). Complete with hooks and opening under the chin.
dimensions: height 21 cm.
Thème : Armes, Militaria, Chasse