Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
The russet iron menpo depicts an older man's face with wrinkles and a long hair mustache (missing). The removable nose plate has small perforated holes for the insertion of horse hair for the mustache. The rivets are rendered in a plum blossom configuration, and the strap posts holder is in the form of petals and stems. The ears are pierced with plum blossoms. The yodare has four plates laced with blue, calico, and pale orange silk cords. The backside is lacquered in red for the face and black for the yodare. Mounted on steel plate stand.

18th Century Early Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 7" x 6" x 10.5" H (13.5" H on stand)
item #1371661