New Acquisition: Samurai Helmet and Mask
- Post Date1/26/2006
- Reading Time1 minute read
A Japanese Iron Samurai Kabuo (helmet) and Mempo (face mask) from the Edo Period, circa 18th century, are the Museum’s newest acquisition, donated by Char and Dan Brady in memory of Arthur H. Brady, an avid Museum supporter and member of the World Heritage Museum Guild.
Designed to cover a person’s face below the eyes, the fierce and grotesquely modeled mask has a crooked nose, grimacing mouth and an attached neck guard. Red lacquer on the interior reflects on the skin to enhance the intimidating demeanor.