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Maedate, helmet ornament, monster, Japan, 19th/20th c.

Maedate, helmet ornament, monster, Japan, 19th/20th c.


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1940: Item # 1227401

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Kabuto maedate, or ornament that sits in the front of the Japanese helmet. Long-horned monster face with fangs and pointy ears and tufts of hair. Polychromed and gilded wood with horse hair and metal wire. Japan, 19th/ 20th century.
H 6 5/8 inches, W 6 5/8 inches.
Good condition, ear restored, a few abrasions