22 March 2001
A Large Scallop-Shell-Form Helmet (O-itara gai nari kawari kabuto)
Edo Period (17th Century)
The simple three-plate zu-nari (head-shape) helmet bowl with large scallop-shaped decorative flange with two side fins and embossed eyebrows at the front, the plain five-tier iron itamono hineno-jikoro (close-fitting solid-plate neck guard) with small fukigaeshi (turnbacks) laced in dark blue sugake-odoshi (spaced lacing), the whole piece lacquered black
167/8 x 18½in. (43 x 47cm.)
Ueda Kojiro, Osaka
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Sasama Yoshihiko, Nihon no meito, vol. 2 (Tokyo: Yuzankaku, 1978), no. 178.
Miyazaki Takashi, Sengoku kawari kabuto (Tokyo: Kadokawa, 1984), no. 86.
Zoku kawari kabuto no zuroku (Tokyo: Nihon Katchu Bugu Hozonkai, 1970), no. 26.
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