Samurai Helmet called Kabuto
Suji Bashi type
Second third of the Edo period (1603-1868)
Lacquer, silk, iron and cord
(accidents of lacquer)
The "Suji Bashi" type is characterized by a bomb (hachi) made of natural iron strips. This helmet has sixty-four of them. They are all riveted along their entire length. They all converge at the opening (tehen no ana) located at the top of the helmet and decorated with a gilded metal yoke cut in the shape of a flower reminiscent of a heraldic coat of arms (mon).
The visor (mabezashi) is made of natural iron, riveted three times and lacquered red on the reverse side, the side wings (fukigayeshi) are decorated with green patterned velvet, the neck cover (shikoro) is made of four lacquered bands laced with blue silk, the last blade of which is embroidered with yellow ribbon. Finally, the central ornament (maedate) is made of brass finely cut to form a crescent moon.
The interior is lined with fabric and leather.
Illustration : Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto, god of the Moon and the Night, kept at the Shoto Museum of Art in Tokyo.
Delevery information :
All items are sent by registered mail, insured.
Rates on request.
Delivery and installation possible.
4 800 €
4 800 €