Black lacquered suit-of-armour (yoroi)
Price: € 12.000,00
Black lacquered suit-of-armour (yoroi) with indigo-blue cords and a two part cuirass (kon’ito kuro’urushinuri hotokedō gusoku).
Black zunarikabuto-helmet, in front a wooden flute maedate partly wrapped with gilded metal wire.
The helmet has four neck guards (shikoro).
A black facial mask covering the chin (tsubakurobō) with a three-piece gorget (nodowa).
The shoulders are covered by small six-piece sode.
Japanese mail and gilded gourd pieces and gilded handshoes over black brocate protect the arms (fukubekote).
The two-piece black plate cuirass (hotokedō) has in front a gold makie-lacquer crest consisting of three ichimegasa-hats (used by women when shopping in town) (sangaigasa mon) and at the back hooks for a banner.
Hats are also depicted at the hems of the sode and at the front parts of the kusazuri.
From the cuirass hangs a skirt of six five-piece kusazuri. Large haidate with gilded metal karuta-plates nailed together protect the upper legs.
Gilded vertical metal strips protect the lover legs (shinosuneate).
In a black chest for a suit-of-armour (yoroibitsu). Edo Period.
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