Tatewaku Nimai-Do Gusoku. Edo 17-19th Century

Thirty-two plate russet iron sujibashi [ridged bowl] hemispherical helmet of early form with gilt copper kuwagata. The cuirass of ten tiers of simulated rows of lacquered iron kozane in front and twelve behind laced with white and green tatewaku [textile design] in simulation of rising steam, matching kobire [neck-piece], ko-sode [shoulder pieces] with rows of simulated kozane [plates] and with gilt metal edging engraved and inlaid with chrysanthemum matching that on the cuirass, together with a woollen embroided jinbaori [armour surcoat] with paulownia mon (Akamatsu Mon)


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