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Maedate helmet ornament, iron, monster face, Japan, 1910s

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1920: Item # 1339424

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Kabuto maedate helmet ornament in the shape of the head of a horned demon. Thin sheet of cast iron, relief work. The demon’s eyes, pointy ears and fangs gilded, some black lacquer in the eye balls. On reverse a bridge and ‘female’ hardware for mounting onto the helmet. Japan, Meiji era, early 20th century, 1910s.

H 3 ¾ in., W 4 3/8 in.

Some corrosion, gilding partially rubbed off. Left horn slightly warped.