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Myochin Muneakira (Edo Period, 1673–1745) - Menpo (Face Armour), Mask. Dated 1745. Lacquered Iron. The Armorer's Masterpiece, this Mask by Muneakira was already Famous when it was Reproduced in a Woodcut Book Illustration in 1763. The Mask Represents Jikokuten, Guardian of the East––one of the Four Kings of Heaven. The Mask retains its Original Silk Head Covering sewn to the upper edges. Side View. Signed on Chin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Mask Inscribed by Myōchin Muneakira (Japanese, Edo period, 1673–1745) Date:dated 1745Culture:JapaneseMedium:Lacquered iron, silkDimensions:Length, 9 1/2 in. (24.13 cm) Width, 7 in. (17.78 cm)Classification:Armor PartsCredit Line:Rogers Fund, 1919Accession Number:19.115.2 www.metmuseum.org...