• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 577

    A suji-kabuto and menpo


    Price Realised  


    A suji-kabuto and menpo
    Edo period (17th-18th century)
    The sixteen-plate akoda-nari shape helmet with columns of low rivets close to the suji (ridges), the mabizashi (brim) in the shape of a horned demon face in high relief uchidashi (repoussée), with brass rim and eyes in brass and silver, two-tier itazane shikoro (neck guard) with red sugake-odoshi (spaced) lacing, the swelling fukigaeshi of russet iron with applied crossed arrows, iron menpo (face mask) with detachable bulbous nose and prominent cheek bones, with four-tier yodaregake (bib) matching the shikoro

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