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A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet)
A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet)

MOMOYAMA - EARLY EDO PERIOD (16TH - 17TH CENTURY)

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A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet) Momoyama - early Edo period (16th - 17th century) A black lacquered exotic helmet, the crown rising to the crest of a wave, wakidate (side crests) in the form of clam shells lacquered black on the outside and gold in the inside, the mabisashi (brim) embossed with eyebrows and a wrinkled forehead, a four tier shikoro (neck guard), fukigaeshi (turned back portions) with gold lacquer mukae - hiiragi (holly leaf) mon (badges)

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