• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    A KAWARI KABUTO (Exotic Helmet)

    EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A KAWARI KABUTO (Exotic Helmet)
    Edo period (18th-19th century)
    An impressive helmet of a shishi (lion dog) head in uchidashi formed from a single sheet of iron, lacquered black, with gilt eyes, deeply formed curling hair and eyebrows, five-tiered shikoro (neck guard) of kittsukezane (solid plate simulating a row of scales)


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