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A Haruta school suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and ho-ate [half mask] | Muromachi period, 16th century

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A Haruta school suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and ho-ate [half mask] | Muromachi period, 16th century

A Haruta school suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and ho-ate [half mask] | Muromachi period, 16th century

The Property of a European Collector

A Haruta school suji-bachi [helmet with raised ridges] and ho-ate [half mask] 

Muromachi period, 16th century 


the black lacquered eighteen plate iron bowl of akoda-nari form, the central front and back plates with copper-gilt shinodare [ornamental strips], terminating in a four-stage copper and copper-gilt tehen kanamono of typical chrysanthemum form, plain black lacquer mabisashi [peak], the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] similarly decorated and applied with copper-gilt maru ni ogi mon [encircled fan crests], the copper-gilt fukurin [ornamental border] chased and engraved with foliate scrolls on a nanako ground, four-tiered black lacquer Hineno-jikoro [close-fitted neck guard] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in blue braid, the gold and black lacquered circular maedate [forecrest] applied with copper-gilt myoga mon [ginger crests], the russet iron ho-ate [half mask] with red lacquer interior, three-tiered yodaregake [throat protector] laced in matching braid, this lot has an accompanying wood stand, but not the one illustrated in the photographs 


The bowl to peak: 29.4 cm., 11½ in. 

The shikoro to peak: 34 cm., 13⅜ in. 

The ho-ate: 16.3 cm., 6⅜ in. wide 

The black lacquer helmet bowl is worn in places and there are a number of chips to the raised ridges, the peak chipped on the right-hand side as can be seen in the illustration, the neck guard has some chips and small cracks in particular to the lower tier, the underside has small lacquer losses, raised lacquer, cracks and chips, the forecrest is worn in places, the iron ho-ate has a pitted surface and the red lacquer to the interior is in poor condition with some losses.


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For another example of a Haruta school akoda-nari suji-bachi in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13.112.10, go to: 


https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/22158