An orange ōyoroi suit-of-armour with faded red cords and a two-piece cuirass (tetsu kurenai'ito odoshi dōmaru ōyoroi).
A sixty-four plate sujikabuto helmet with four large neck-guards (shikoro) gilded at the inside and at the outside and small fukikaeshi decorated with smoked leather. The helmet has in front a metal maedate consisting of the characters: nanmu myōhō rengekyō (the invocation used by the Tendai school and later by Nichiren urging to rely on the Lotus sutra) written above a gorintō or five-tier pagoda (symbolising the five elements and adopted by the Shingon- and Tendai schools of Japanese Buddhism).
A black lacquered ‘‘old man’ facial mask with a separate noose piece and a grey mustache and a goatee beard (resseibō) and a four-piece gorget (nodawa). Large and broad seven-piece sode protect the shoulders. The arms show Japanese mail and metal gourd pieces (fukubekote) over brown brocate protection. The two-piece cuirass (nimaidō) consisting of vertical laced gilded itazane plates (kurenai haramaki). From the cuirass hangs a skirt of seven five-piece kusazuri (shichimagodan). In front of the cuirass hangs (left) a sendan no ita(“satinwood-board”, with cords) and (right) a kyûbi no ita (“dovetail-board”, with leather), both have the 5-7-5 paulownia crest (goshichikiri mon of Warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 1537-1598).
Large haidate with laced vertical metal plates and Japanese mail over brocate protect the upper legs. In a box for a suit-of-armour (yoroibako).
Height including stand: approx. 160 cm.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
- Metallo laccato e tessuto
- Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- A gold lacquered ōyoroi suit-of-armour with a sixty-four (!) plate sujikabuto helmet
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 160×50×50 cm