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Lot 0057
SAMURAI ARMOR WITH MEMPO & KABUTO

Japan, Edo period (1615-1868). Iron, metals, leather, lacquer, silk, brocade. Comes with storage box and presentation stand.

A rare and near complete samurai armor including the helmet, kabuto, with open kiku shaped tehen no kanamono and three-part lacquered iron plates shikoro with sugake odoshi. The facemask mempo made of iron with a horse hair moustache and with four lame yodare-kake (throat guards). The chest protector is a do-maru, which can be opened on the side. The shoulder pads, sode, are crafted of six lacquer panels with sugake odoshi strings and bear calligraphy to the lowest panels. Mounted to the do are the kusazuri, in six parts, each made of 5 panels hung on long fabric bands. The kote arm and hand guards, the suneate shin guards as well as the haidate thigh guards are made of colorful brocade with protective iron onsets that are mostly lacquer gilt. With an old braided storage box and a modern presentation stand.

HEIGHT approx. 145 cm

Provenance: From a Czech private collection.
Condition: This set of armor is near complete. Wooden maedate seems to be a replacement. With signs of wear and use appropriate for its age, especially tears to fabric and cracks as well some material loss to lacquer or metalwork.

Starting Bid

€2,000

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SAMURAI ARMOR WITH MEMPO & KABUTO

Estimate €2,000 - €4,000
3d1h58m17s
€2,2002 bids
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