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Maeda Josaku (1926 – 2007)Paysage Humain n° 14, 1960Oil on canvas, 65 x 100 cmSigned: Josaku Meda. 60.Singed on the back: "Paysage humain" N°14 / 7.1960 / Josaku MAEDA / à ParisExhibitions:Turin (Italy), Gissi Gallery, Collettiva, 1960Turin (Italy), Galatea Gallery, Josaku Maeda, 1960Literature:Luigi Carduccio, Josaku Maeda, Galatea Gallery ed, (Turin: 1960).Born in Toyama prefecture in 1926, Josaku Maeda graduated at the Mushino Art University in 1953 and in 1957 he achieved the first prize at the International Young Artist Exhibition. This event represented for Maeda...

Momonari kabuto
Helmet shaped as a momonari DATEMomoyama period (1575 - 1615), late 16th centuryMEDIUMGilded iron A gold lacquer helmet of momonari shape. The single-plate shikoro is black lacquered and the original maedate is gilt. The momonari shape (peach-shaped) is inspired by European helmets, specifically designed to deflect the firearms’ bullets.This kind of helmet is well known: they had been made for the campaign of Korea (1592-98) in Kyushu island. The peculiarities of these helmets were that they did not belong...

Koboshi kabuto Black lacquered samurai helmet with standing rivets
Koboshi kabutoBlack lacquered samurai helmet with standing rivetsHaruta SchoolMomoyama to early Edo Period, 16th-17th Century A 62-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] of typical tenkokuzan form, with 30 pointed rivets on each plate decreasing in size towards the top, with the exception of the larger front plate, with three lines of rivets and the small one on the back which is left blank, for a total of 1,890 rivets.The visor (mabizashi) is of high quality, embossed with simulated eyebrows, stylised as bamboo leaves, and brow wrinkles; a tsunomoto...

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