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A sujibachi kabuto (ridged helmet)
A sujibachi kabuto (ridged helmet)

EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

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A sujibachi kabuto (ridged helmet)
Edo period (17th century)
A twelve plate russet iron sujibachi (ridged helmet) with gilt fukurin(edging), niho-jiro (three decorative gilt pendant arrow-shapes to front, two to rear), four tier hachimanza (decorative surround to aperture at crown), four hibiki-no-ana (archaic holes adjacent to protruding rivets with vestiges of braid), gilt maedate-kake (fore-crest fixture) with chrysanthemums in high relief on a nanako ('fish roe') ground with sankotsuko (triple-tined vajra hilt) for the short gilt ken-shaped maedate, four-tiered kebiki-odoshi Hineno type neck guard, the fukigaeshi (turned-back portions) with double dyed leather grass and sea weed patterns, with gilt hon moji mon (family badges) in roundels, iron sabi-nuri (lacquered in simulation of rust) iron menpo (mask) with detachable nose, red-lacquered lips, silver lacquer teeth, with bristling moustache, with four tier yodare-kake ( bib)
Additional parts: seven tasset skirt of five tiers, the lower with a gold-lacquered cladding, gold lacquered chu-sode (medium shoulder guards), ruset iron hyotan (gourd) sleeves, gold lacquered Iyo haidate and russet iron shino sune-ate
Provenance
Private collection, Japan
Literature
Nagoya Castle Museum, ed., Kabuto musha no haresugata (warrior's fashion), exh. cat. (Nagoya: Nagoya Castle Museum, 1995). pl. 21. (helmet)
Exhibited
Nagoya Castle Museum, "Kabuto musha no haresugata (warrior's fashion)," Oct 4-Nov 4, 1997
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Please note this lot does not include seven tasset skirt

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