• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 58

    A THIRTY-TWO-PLATE HOSHI-BACHI HELMET

    MOMOYAMA PERIOD (EARLY 17TH CENTURY)

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    A THIRTY-TWO-PLATE HOSHI-BACHI HELMET
    Momoyama period (early 17th Century)
    The thirty-two-plate helmet bowl with hoshi ("stars," rivets) having floral washers, a broad brim with the same hoshi, iron hachiman-za, broad brim with embossed eyebrows and furrows in the center of the forehead, silver-lacquered wood tentsuki ("reaching for heaven") maedate (forecrest) and four-plate black-lacquered black-laced iron plate hineno-jikoro (neck guard)


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