samurai armor labeled

Nanga waterfallOkuhara Seiko (1837-1913)Ink on silkPainting: 135.5 x 35 cmMounts: 188 x 58The hanging scroll shows a literati landscape in the nanga manner, with a long inscription and signed with three seals. The scene is dominated by a steep mountain, on which a waterfall is pouring. The style is quite naturalistic and impressionistic. The technique used by the artist to represent the climbing vegetation and splashing waterfall is small dark spots that create the illusion of depth and dynamism. Color inks are added to the black one and create red and bluish shades that underline...

Gunbai Uchiwa  Ventaglio da battaglia
Gunbai UchiwaWar fan Muromachi to Momoyama period, 16th centuryLacquered wood and bamboo, 46 x 21 cmLenght: 50 cm The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the batter field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.Early gunbai were rather simple, with sober decoration. This one, as most of those from the Muromachi period, has a rather small flat area and a long bamboo handle in order to be easily used on...

Suji-bachi kabuto
Samurai helmet with silver decoration DATEMomoyama Period  (1575 - 1615)MEDIUMIron with silver decoration ( nunomezogan)SIGNATURESoshu-Ju Myochin Jo A 32 iron-plate kabuto each decorated with nunomezogan choji-karakusa with a clove and ivy motif.The four cardinal plates are bordered with so-fukurin, while all of them have gilt higaki at the base. The frontal plate is larger, with a central shinodare. The tehen-no-kanamono is flat, as used in Momoyama period. The kuwagata-dai is older and dates back to...

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