16 September 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
A Lacquered Half-Mask (Saru-bo)
Edo Period (17th century), signed Myochin Muneaki
Forged with scalloped edges on the cheeks and with deep wrinkles and a protruding chin, lacquered with a chin-tuft in silver, two pegs under the chin for helmet cords, pierced plum blossom ventilation holes under the chin, interior lacquered red; fitted with a five-lame solid plate throat guard lacquered brown and laced in blue and orange
William A. Galeno
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Ian Bottomley, Japanese Armor: The Galeno Collection (Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 1998), p. 152.
Kei Kaneda-Chappelear, Japanese Armor Makers for the Samurai (Tokyo: Miyoshi Printing Company, 1987), p. 52.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Please note this lot is signed Munekuni, not Muneaki.
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