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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 96

    A Nimai Okegawa-Do Suit of Armor


    Price Realised  


    A Nimai Okegawa-Do Suit of Armor
    Edo Period (18th Century)
    The suit of green-laced gold-lacquered hon-kozane scales, the helmet a sixty-two-plate akoda-nari type hoshi-bachi, the fukigaeshi on the suso-ita lacquered black with gold-lacquered katabami (wood sorrel) crests, the peak lacquered black with opposed dragons in gold lacquer, a gold-lacquered wood maetate of the katabami crest, with associated ken and kuwagata maedate, russet iron mask with a four tier throat guard of kozane scales, the two-part russet iron cuirass formed with six simulated hoops, the muna-ita of matching scales, the kusazuri of seven tassets each of five stages of scales, inner and outer shoulder pieces each of seven stages, shino-gote sleeves, thigh protectors of gold-lacquered rectangular sets of false scales, shino-tsune splint shin-guards, riding shoes

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