24 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 23,750
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
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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