Important suit-of-armour (yoroi) with exceptional seventy plate hoshi-kabuto helmetThis item has been sold
Price: € 17.500,00
Important suit-of-armour (yoroi) with indigo cords and a two-piece cuirass(kon’ito odoshi nimaidō gusoku) with exceptional seventy plate hoshi-kabuto helmet with three neckguards (shikoro).
In front of the helmet is a maedate in the form of a gilded wooden mythological animal with fangs, large ears and stag antlers and at the back of the helmet hangs an orange tassel.
- The fukikaeshi show a silver family crest of three upright hollyhock leaves that are at the right separated from each other inside a circle (maru ni migi hanaretachi’aoi mon).
- The inside of the helmet is covered with gold lacquered leather.
- A facial mask with a separate nose piece and a dark moustache (resseipō) and a five-piece gorget.
- The shoulders are protected with six-piece sode, the arms with Japanese mail (kusari) and gourd-shaped metal pieces (fukubekote).
- The cuirass consists of individual so-called Reeves’ shad (a herring) teeth shaped small metal pieces laced with indigo cords (jigyo kozane) over padding.
- The back of the cuirass can carry a flagpole with a banner (sashimono).
- To the right the cuirass has a leather ‘handkerchief pocket’ (hanagamibukuro).
- From the cuirass hang six five-piece kusazuri.
- Haidate protect the upper-legs and consist of black lacquered metal plates (karuta) laced on brocade. The haidate are decorated with a gold lacquered sun with (left) a shishi-lion and (right) tree peonies (botan), together an auspicious design.
- Shinosuneate protect the lower legs with vertical metal strips.
With the yoroi comes a certificate issued by the Nihon katchū bugu rekishi kenkyūkai (The Association for the Research of Japanese Helmets and Armours) of November 10, 1992 that dates this suit-of-armour to the early Edo Period.
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