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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: item # 1063177
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Samurai armor mask of Ryubu men shape
Late Edo Period (1615 - 18967)
Well embossed iron
Signature: My˘chin ki Munechika
An identical mask with the only difference in the signature (Myochin Yasukane)is publised by Iida Kazuo: Katchű-men (Tokyo, 1991), cat. 50.
Yasuchika had been student of Munechika's adoptive father, Muneyasu.
An interesting article on Munechika is published on Studies on Arms and Armour - With a focus on Modern Helmets by Teruo Orikasa.
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