16 September 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
A Lacquered Half-Mask formed as a mythical bird (Tengu Men)
Edo period (18th century)
Forged in two sections with a detachable beak and deep wrinkles on the cheeks, the chin with two odayori no kugi (pegs to hold the helmet cords), the surface lacquered with a mottled yellowish-brown lacquer, the interior gold lacquer; fitted with a three-lame solid-plate yodare kake (throat guard) lacquered to match and laced in blue with cross-knots in orange lacing
William A. Galeno
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Ian Bottomley, Japanese Armor: The Galeno Collection (Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 1998), pp. 146-47 and 160.
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