Namazuo) KAWARI KABUTO (EXOTIC HELMET) " /> A "Catfish-Tail" (<I>Namazuo</I>) <I>KAWARI KABUTO</I> (EXOTIC HELMET) |
  • Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    A "Catfish-Tail" (Namazuo) KAWARI KABUTO (EXOTIC HELMET)

    EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A "Catfish-Tail" (Namazuo) KAWARI KABUTO (EXOTIC HELMET)
    Edo period (17th-18th century)
    An eight-plate shiinari ("acorn"-shape) helmet bowl built up into a tall namazuo, or "catfish tail," shape with wood, papier mâché lacquered silver over a black ground, a four-tiered black-lacquered hineno-jikoro (close-fitting neck guard), with a simulated band tied at the front forming a maedate (forecrest)


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