Picture 14 of 31 from Oriental Arms and Armour

KABUTO, Helmet
19th Century

Japan - Mid-Late Edo period

Iron, silver, copper, fabric

Lenght of bowl: 27.4cm

A silver and iron koboshi kabuto.

Constructed of twenty-six plates, four of which are covered with a silver plate chased with a dense pattern of chrysanthemum and secured by gilt copper ornaments, the remaining with projecting rivets punctuated by shiten-no-byo and hibiki-no-ana, a three-stage gilt-copper tehen kanamono to top, the bowl fitted with a three-lame lacquered-iron shikoro with gilt-accented fukigaeshi centered by gilt-copper mon with a manji character (wear).

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06-26-2013, 12:32 PM
Oriental Arms and Armour
Added by
Jorge Caravana