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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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