A HOSHI-BACHI KABUTO [HELMET] AND A MEMPO [MASK]
MOMOYAMA PERIOD, 16TH CENTURY
the sixty-four-plate kabuto with black lacquer overall, the protruding rivets [hoshi bachi], fukugaeshi [turnbacks] black lacquered, with two large wakidate in the form of water-buffalo horns, black lacquered, five tier shikoro with blue lacing, the menpo of risseibo style with horse hair moustache
25 cm., 9 3/4 in. wide.
Samurai exhibition in the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam (11th October 2012-24th March 2013).
Bas J.M. Verberk, Samurai, exhibition in the Wereldmuseum, (Rotterdam, 2012), p. 132.