A kawari kabuto (eccentrically shaped helmet) in the form of a man's head (yaroto kabuto) Edo period (18th century)

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Lot 3358
A kawari kabuto (eccentrically shaped helmet) in the form of a man's head (yaroto kabuto)
Edo period (18th century)

US$ 30,000 - 40,000
£ 23,000 - 30,000

Fine Japanese Works of Art

15 Sep 2015, 13:00 EDT

New York

A kawari kabuto (eccentrically shaped helmet) in the form of a man's head (yaroto kabuto)
Edo period (18th century)
Designed as the shaved pate of a samurai built up in lacquer over a three-plate zunari helmet bowl, the surface finished with wrinkles, eyebrows and standing veins and rendered in a pinkish hue to resemble natural skin tone, the rear of the helmet applied with brown hair shot with grey pulled back and tied in the yaroto style; fitted with a five-lame shikoro lacquered red and laced in blue
With wood storage box

Footnotes

  • For other yaroto kabuto, see Sasama Yoshihiko, Nihon no meito, part I, Tokyo, 1972, pgs. 228-229 and 234-235.
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A kawari kabuto (eccentrically shaped helmet) in the form of a man's head (yaroto kabuto) Edo period (18th century)
A kawari kabuto (eccentrically shaped helmet) in the form of a man's head (yaroto kabuto) Edo period (18th century)
A kawari kabuto (eccentrically shaped helmet) in the form of a man's head (yaroto kabuto) Edo period (18th century)
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