samurais armor

 Stag antler netsuke representing a Mongol archer 18 Th. century6.6 cm Stag antler netsuke representing the massive figure of a standing Mongolian archer, wearing a full armor under a long-sleeved robe. The archer is shown with his arms stretched along the body while holding a bow in the left hand and an arrow in the right one.  The figure is probably a dattanjin, a stranger inhabitant of Dattan and Orankai, the Chinese area where Mongolian and Tartars used to live. Though it was a so common subject, the similitude with the real looks of dattanjin might be...

Samurai helmet with standing rivetsHaruta SchoolMomoyama to early Edo Period, 17th Century A 62-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] with 31 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 1,953 rivets.The kabuto is fitted with a gold-lacquered five-plates neck protection (shikoro) of hineno style, typical of the period.The tsunomoto riveted on the visor holds a wooden front decoration (maedate)...

 Commander batonMid Edo Period (1615-1867)Lacquered wood with golden paperLenght: 40 cm Born as a tool to control the troops, the saihai changed his function during the Edo period and became an accessory to wear with the armor as a symbol of power.The saihai's final can be in different materials; sometimes is applied directly to the stick, some others hung with a small rope. In this case it is decorated with golden paper, hung with a rope to the stick. Price: 1600 €Saihai for sale. Please include item stock number: alt-1439 

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