• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    A Moegi-Odoshi Yokohagi Nimai Do Armor

    EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)

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    A Moegi-Odoshi Yokohagi Nimai Do Armor
    Edo period (17th-18th century)
    The moegi-odoshi (pale green-laced) armor comprising a sixty-two-plate iron shii-nari (acorn-shaped) lacquered-iron bowl with tehen kanamono of copper, gilt copper and shakudo and broad iron brim, shikoro of four tiers, maedate (forecrest) a gilt horned demon, fukigaeshi with triple mokko mon, brown-lacquered menpo with detachable nose, the lower tiers of the shikoro, sode, kusazuri, fukigaeshi and gyoyo (leaf-shaped components covering the do hangers) and upper components of the do all covered in brown lacquer with dragons depicted in gold lacquer on the shikoro and lower tiers of the sode and kusazuri, the haidate (thigh protectors) of lacquered iron sane, the shino-gote sleeves with hyotan-gane on the upper arms, and shino suneate


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    Saleroom Notice

    The image of the armor shown as lot 76 is described in the text of lot 86.