A tengu somen (mask)
By Geishu Myochin Kiyoyoshi, mid Edo Period, 18th/19th century
The iron mask forged in one piece with the beak and ears riveted on, beneath the chin are two otayori no kugi, lacquered red overall with black on the point of the beak, the interior of the mask gold-lacquered; a two-lame yodarekake of kiritsuke kozane; gold-lacquered and laced in dark blue; the kebiki odoshi is attached to the mask by a leather strip. 33cm (13in).
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