A fine Okegawa-do gusoku [armour] | Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century
A fine Okegawa-do gusoku [armour]
Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century
the russet iron saiga-bachi [Saiga school helmet] in zunari form of eight plates with raised rivets, the crown comprising of plates to form a stylised chrysanthemum head, black lacquer fukigaeshi [turnbacks], four tier shikoro [neck guard] with kebiki odoshi [close-laced] in a dark blue braid, the lacquered wood maedate [forecrest] of an onigawara [demon-faced roof tile], the eyes and teeth in gilt, the russet iron mempo with open mouth and broad horse bristle moustache, gilded teeth, five-tier yodare-gake [throat protector], the heavy iron do [cuirass] hinged in two pieces with horizontal plates, applied gilt bonji [sanskrit character], the gilt fukurin imitating cord, six-tier black lacquer sode [shoulder guards], chainmail kote [sleeves], the tekko [gauntlets] with silver maru ni ken katabami mon [encircled sword through creeping wood sorrel crest], six tassets of five-tiered kusazuri [skirt], the lining of the sleeves, underskirt and greaves decorated in gold brocade with scrolling karakusa on a blue ground, the iron shinosunaete [shin guards] with further maru ni ken katabami mon and hinged with riveted butterflies, with sashimono [battle standard] emblazoned with yatagarasu mon [three-legged crow crest], armour box
The iron cuirass, shin guards and helmet with some old wear and some rust marking. The silk brocade for sleeves and skirt with some wear. Some minor chips to lacquer. The standard with tear to corner and old wear.
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