Object Title

Mempo (mask)

Mempo (mask)

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

XXVIA.224 B

Physical Description

Mask:
Is a red lacquered reisei men of nara type, fitted with gilded teeth and a black moustache and imperial. Internally the mask is lacquered black. Attached is a tare of four gold lacquered lames, their upper edges in black lacquer, kebiki laced in white.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Mounted height without helmet: 850mm. Helmet height: 400mm; width: 300mm

Associations

Places Japan

Notes

In the bottom of the armour box was found an issue of 'Dog World', October 1967, along with various English horse trappings of fabric. The original catalogue of this armour mentions an haidate that seems to be missing. There is in store 3 a gilt helmet crest which may well belong to this armour.