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Zunari-kabuto helmet

Price:  5.500,00

A red lacquered zunari kabuto (helmet) with a lion mask (shishi) maedate (decorative front piece).

The three-plate bowl, mabizashi (visor), fukugaeshi (face guard), and four-lame shikoro (neck guard) all lacquered red, the bowl mounted at the top with a four-tiered chrysanthemum-form tehen kanamono (top fixture), the fukugaeshi decorated in gold hiramaki-e with a crest depicting Japanese ivy within a circle (maru ni tsuta), the mabizashi mounted with a boldly carved lion mask lacquered in roughened black, red and gold, the beast has a fierce expression marked by large bulging eyes and thick scrolling brows, the mouth with a row of teeth flanked by fangs.

Size:
Height 26 cm, Width 28.5 cm, Depth 34 cm.

Period: Japan – Edo period – 18th century.

In a nice good original condition with general traces of age and wear. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 93510

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