o yoroi armor

19th-20th CenturyLength: 15 cm with extended limbs The iron crab is constructed of numerous hammered plates, jointed inside the body; the claws open and the limbs and eyes move.Jizai Okimono are realistically shaped figures of animals made from iron, copper, shibuichi or shakudo. Their bodies and limbs are articulated, and can be moved like real animals; among these figures we can find models of dragons, birds, fishes, snakes, lobsters, crabs and insects.There are only few dated pieces, the earliest known is a dragon bearing the signature of Myochin Muneaki and dated 1713; from the XVIII...

Mid-Edo period (1615-1687)18th centuryThe helmet is of goshōzan shape, slightly raised at the back. It is composed of 62 vertical, slightly convex plates lacquered in black urushi. Each plate is bordered by a gilt copper border in the sō-fukurin style. This style of decoration was introduced by the armorers of the Haruta school during the Muromachi period (1336-1573) for their akoda-nari kabuto and, in addition to the aforementioned fukurin, provides for shaped gilt ornaments at the base of each plate (higaki). The tehen-no-kanamono that adorns the top of the helmet is five-tiered. The visor...

Red and gold lacquer Japanese samurai armor, 17th Century
Dangae-dō tosei gusokuAssembled red and gold lacquer Japanese samurai armor PERIODEarly Edo period (1615-1868),  17th CenturyPROVENANCE Ii Naomasa This authentic samurai armor seems to belong to the "Red Devils" samurai of Ii Naomasa, who used to wear red lacquered (shu-urushi) armor with large golden stylized horns on the kabuto. The armors of the Ii retainers were also red, together with banners and accessories, hence taking the name of “Ii no akazonae” (“the red equipment of Ii”).This interesting samurai armor shows two...

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