A Myochi iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto) By Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789
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A Myochin iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto) By Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789
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A Myochi iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto) By Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789 A Myochi iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto) By Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789
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A Myochin iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto)
By Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789
Constructed of eight plates riveted together forming a broad helmet bowl with a low profile, the front hammered up and carved to form the elaborated beak and face of a kappa, the eyebrows boldly carved in swirling whorls and the nostrils pierced, possibly for ventilation, the top of the bowl nearly flat in imitation of the reservoir on the pate of the mythical creature, the interior lacquered gold and signed Myochin (no) ki Muneyasu and dated Kansei ni-nen (1789); fitted with a five-lame shikoro laced in orange
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