An unusual armor with a large kawari kabuto Momoyama period (late 16th century) and later
Lot 1029W
An unusual armor with a large kawari kabuto
Momoyama period (late 16th century) and later
Sold for US$ 40,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
An unusual armor with a large kawari kabuto Momoyama period (late 16th century) and later
An unusual armor with a large kawari kabuto
Momoyama period (late 16th century) and later
The early armor laced with leather and comprising an impressive kawari kabuto constructed of iron with paper and leather superstructure in the form of a great eboshi decorated with silver leaf over lacquer and a large rising sun in red lacquer, the bowl fitted with a gold-lacquered seven-lame shikoro with a white yak-hair hikimawashi, the maedate a gilt-metal ring, the hanbo lacquered black and fitted with a four-lame shikoro, the early ni-mai do constructed of iron and applied with patterned lacquered leather and fitted with five sections of four-lame kusazuri lacquered red, chain-mail and plate kote, kawara haidate decorated with gold-lacquer sun designs, shino suneate; one armor box; no armor stand

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Louisville, The Frazier History Museum, "Samurai, The Flowering of Japan", 2012. 5.12.—9.30

    Published:
    Andrew Mancabelli and David Pepper, Samurai, The Flowering of Japan, exh. cat., (Louisville, 2012), pg. 33

    This helmet is an early copy of the silver naga eboshi formerly owned by Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611), now in the collection of the Tokugawa Museum.
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