A koboshi kabuto [helmet with standing rivets] and mempo [face mask] | Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century
A koboshi kabuto [helmet with standing rivets] and mempo [face mask]
Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century
the sixty-two plate iron bowl with standing rivets, terminating in a four-stage copper-gilt tehen kanamono, the first stage chased and engraved with scrollwork on a nanako ground, the black lacquered mabisashi [peak] with hammered brow, small fukigaeshi [turnbacks], four-tiered black lacquer shikoro [neckguard] with sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, the gold lacquered maedate [forecrest] in the form of an inome [stylised boar's eye], the wakidate [side crests] in the form of stylised horns, the black lacquered iron mempo [face mask] forged with deep wrinkles, narrow nose and open mouth, detachable nose plate, red lacquer interior, four-tiered yodaregake [throat protector] laced in matching braid, this lot is sold with a wood helmet stand as illustrated
The bowl to peak: 25.5 cm., 10⅛ in.
The shikoro to peak: 29.3 cm., 11⅝ in.
The mempo: 16 cm., 6⅜ in. wide
The iron bowl with some surface wear, including slight fissures, surface rust and some losses to the rivets, the black lacquer with some rubbing, cracking and lifting with loses, the lateral crests with some old damage to the left-hand side horn, the face mask with dents, some old wear including light surface marks and rubbing, the throat protector with some old restoration.
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Richard Béliveau (b.1953-)
Richard Béliveau, Samurai. Exquisite Warriors, (Montreal, 2012).
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Montreal, Samurai: The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau, 17 May 2012 — 31 March 2013.