Detail View: The AMICA Library: Mask

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.19.115.2
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Muneakira, Myochin
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: 
Inscribed by
Creator Dates/Places: 
1673-1745
Creator Name-CRT: 
Myochin Muneakira
Title: 
Mask
Title Type: 
Object name
View: 
Alternate View
Creation Date: 
1745
Creation Start Date: 
1745
Creation End Date: 
1745
Materials and Techniques: 
Lacquered iron
Classification Term: 
Armors
Dimensions: 
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 
19.115.2
Credit Line: 
Rogers Fund, 1919
Rights: 
Context: 

The armorer's masterpiece, this mask by Muneakira was already famous when it was reproduced in a woodcut book illustration in 1763. The mask represents Jikokuten, guardian of the East and one of the Four Kings of Heaven. The mask retains its original silk head covering sewn to the upper edges.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MMA_.aa19.115.2.AV1.tif