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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 396

    A Ni-Mai Do Suit of Armor


    Price Realised  


    A Ni-Mai Do Suit of Armor
    Edo period (17th-18th century)
    Lacquered gold and laced in blue comprising a lacquered-iron peach-form momonari helmet fitted with a four-lame neck guard and small fuki-gaeshi applied with gilt-metal heraldic crests and mounted with a lacquer long-horned demon maedate, the face mask forged with a hinged nose piece and deep wrinkles and applied with a boar's fur moustache; the cuirass a two-plate do of hon-kozane with seven sections of five-lame tassets; chu-sode and chain mail and tsutsu gote sleeves with gold-lacquer heraldic crest on the hand plate; chain mail thigh guards and splint shin guards; wood armor stand; no storage box

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