A HOSHI BACHI KABUTO [HELMET]
EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
the sixty-two plate russet iron kabuto, riveted mabisashi [peak], the fukigaeshi [turnbacks] with mon, three-tier kittsu kozane shikoro [neckguard], elaborate copper-gilt tehan kanemono, the maedate in the form of shikami with the head of a karashishi and the ears of an ox in iroe hiramaki-e and horse hair, the Nara school mask with horse hair moustache
40cm., 15 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. 134.