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Mask Inscribed by Myochin Muneakira (Japanese, Edo period, 1673–1745) Date: dated 1713 Culture: Japanese Medium: Lacquered iron

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) Lacquered iron

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...

I like the amount of expression in this mask without the ornamentation

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“Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for illusion.” ― Judith Guest

Mask Date: possibly 15th century Culture: Japanese Medium: Lacquered iron, hair, silk

Dance Mask, early 20th century. Yup'ik. United States, Alaska. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1120) #dance