Wrought Iron Half Mask

16th century - 18th century (made)

Width: 15.2 cm

M.284-1920 EAS

Met, Japan, armour and helmets

Russet iron half mask with red lacquering within.

This half-mask is from a suit of armour and is made of russet wrought iron. It has a removable nose-piece and there is cutwork appliqué on the upper edge and the remains of a moustache and of red lacquer within.

From Sir Ratan Tata Collection

Location: In Storage

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